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UN to seek $1.5 billion for Syrian needy
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will chair a pledging conference in late January seeking $1.5 billion to meet urgent humanitarian needs in Syria during the first half of 2013.

 

Ban is calling for donor countries to do more to alleviate the suffering of more than 5 million Syrians inside and outside the country, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said Friday. (AP)