Media advisory: High-level International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria [EN/AR]

High-level representatives of Member States, UN agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations will come together to attend the first high-level International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria.

The humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to worsen, leaving more than four million people in need of aid. The Conference will be an opportunity for Member States to pledge their financial support for the Syria Humanitarian Response and Regional Refugee Response plans, which need US$1.5 billion to deliver life-saving humanitarian help to people affected by the crisis within and beyond Syria’s borders.


Opening remarks by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Statements by:

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres

WHEN: 30 January 2013, 9:00am to 4:15pm

WHERE: Bayan Palace, Kuwait City

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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