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Appealing for $8.4 billion in aid, UN chief tells Kuwait donor conference that 'Syrians are looking to us'



Syrians are suffering through the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, regional stability is buckling under the weight of despair and children are suffering on a scale that “haunts the soul,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at the Third International Pledging Conference in Kuwait, appealing for $8.4 billion, almost four times the amount asked for last year.


Yemen on verge of ‘total collapse’ says UN rights chief in wake of recent fighting

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today expressed his concern about the fast deteriorating situation in Yemen, where dozens of civilians have been killed in fighting in recent days.



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