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Donors Pledge to Increase Humanitarian Assistance for Syrian Conflict

International donors met in Kuwait City Wednesday to make pledges of new funding to address the humanitarian needs of Syria's civil war.   U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that more than nine million Syrians urgently need humanitarian assistance, nearly half of them children.   “Military attacks continue to target schools, health care facilities, and residential areas. Syria once had a strong health infrastructure. Now two out of five hospitals, 40 percent, no longer...

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