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Donors meet in Kuwait for Syria summit

The United Nations has launched an appeal to raise $8.4 billion for Syria this year, and hopes to receive major pledges at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria on March 30, 2015 in Kuwait City.

Donors meet in Kuwait for Syria summit
A Kuwaiti man takes a selfie on March 29, 2015 with a life-size cardboard cutout showing the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C) receiving a certificate of appreciation for his humanitarian efforts from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, displayed during the opening of the media center for the 3rd international pledging conference for Syria, which kicks off on March 31. (AFP/Getty Images)
Donors meet in Kuwait for Syria summit
(From L-R) Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah, UN-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN Special humanitarian envoy for the Gulf, Chairman of the International Islamic charitable organisation (IICO) and advisor in the Diwan Al-amiri, Abdullah Matouq attend a meeting during the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria on March 30, 2015 in Kuwait City. (AFP/Getty Images)
Donors meet in Kuwait for Syria summit
(From L-R) Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah, UN-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN Special humanitarian envoy for the Gulf, Chairman of the International Islamic charitable organisation (IICO) and advisor in the Diwan Al-amiri, Abdullah Matouq, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Ann Amos, attend a meeting during the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria on March 30, 2015 in Kuwait City. (AFP/Getty Images)
Donors meet in Kuwait for Syria summit
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah (R) looks on as UN-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria on March 30, 2015 in Kuwait City. (AFP/Getty Images)
Donors meet in Kuwait for Syria summit
A Syrian Kurdish girls walks through the rubble of a house in the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 27, 2015. Islamic State (IS) fighters were driven out of Kobane on January 26 by Kurdish and allied forces. (AFP/Getty Images)
Donors meet in Kuwait for Syria summit
A Syrian man looks at a dead horse lying in a destroyed street following reported air strikes by government forces on the eastern Shaar neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on March 27, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Donors meet in Kuwait for Syria summit
Syrians check the rubble following reported air strikes by government forces on the eastern Shaar neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on March 27, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Donors meet in Kuwait for Syria summit
People warm themselves by a fire in the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 27, 2015. Islamic State (IS) fighters were driven out of Kobane on January 26 by Kurdish and allied forces. (AFP/Getty Images)