January 30th, 2013
03:40 AM ET

World leaders seek $1.5 billion in aid for afflicted Syrians

The United Nations and world leaders are trying to tackle the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Syria at a fundraising event in Kuwait on Wednesday.

The pledging conference will address major shortfalls in a $1.5 billion goal to help Syrian refugees and those afflicted inside the country, said the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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  1. banasy©

    The displaced citizens of Aleppo have taken refuge in some old Roman ruins in eastern Syria; how sad that it has come to this.

    January 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I saw that Syrian refugees have taken to living in Roman ruins in easy Syria. How tragic that they would have to do so.

    January 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    CNN, if you do not allow people to comment, why have a blog??
    I saw a report that Syrian refugees have had to move to Roman ruins in eastern Syria. How sad that they have to do this.

    January 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |