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Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria

Kuwait's emir pledged half a billion dollars at the start of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at Bayan palace in Kuwait City, describing the crisis unfolding as the 'biggest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history'.

Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria
International delegates stand for a group photo before the opening ceremony of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at Bayan palace in Kuwait City, on March 31, 2015. Kuwait's emir pledged half a billion dollars at the start of a major donor conference for Syria, describing the crisis unfolding as the 'biggest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C), United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah attend the opening ceremony of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at Bayan palace in Kuwait City, on March 31,2015. Kuwait's emir pledged half a billion dollars at the start of a major donor conference for Syria, describing the crisis unfolding as the 'biggest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah attends the opening ceremony of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at Bayan palace in Kuwait City, on March 31, 2015. Kuwait's emir pledged half a billion dollars at the start of a major donor conference for Syria, describing the crisis unfolding as the 'biggest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attends the opening ceremony of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at Bayan palace in Kuwait City, on March 31, 2015. Kuwait's emir pledged half a billion dollars at the start of a major donor conference for Syria, describing the crisis unfolding as the 'biggest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria
Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah (L) and Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur (R) attend the opening ceremony of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at Bayan palace in Kuwait City, on March 31, 2015. Kuwait's emir pledged half a billion dollars at the start of a major donor conference for Syria, describing the crisis unfolding as the 'biggest humanitarian catastrophe in modern history'. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria
One of Iraq's three Vice Presidents Iyad Allawi speaks during a press conference at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on March 31, 2015, on the sidelines of a UN donors' conference that aims to raise billions of dollars for Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria
Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard speaks during a press conference at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on March 31, 2015, on the sidelines of a UN donors' conference that aims to raise billions of dollars for Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwait: Emir pledges $500m for Syria
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) speaks next to Kuwaiti foreign minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah during a press conference at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on March 31, 2015, on the sidelines of a UN donors' conference that aims to raise billions of dollars for Syria. Donors meeting in Kuwait have pledged $3.8 billion in humanitarian aid for the people of war-wracked Syria, Ban Ki-moon said. (AFP/Getty Images)