"Savagery" of Syria crisis continues as donors meet

A Syrian refugee family in southern Turkey, where more than 20,000 people have fled to so far in early 2014 to escape fighting. UNHCR Photo

International donors are being urged at a meeting in Kuwait to contribute funds to support humanitarian work to deal with what has been described as the "savagery" of the Syria crisis.

The UN says more than 200,000 people have died in the four year civil war there and millions are in need of aid.

Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian affairs, is in Kuwait for what is the third pledging conference on Syria.

Last year, donors pledged US$2.4 billion.

Daniel Dickinson began by asking Ms Amos about the current situation in Syria.

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