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Media advisory: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to address the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait [EN/AR]

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WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Visit to the State of Kuwait

WHEN: 30-31 March 2015

WHERE: Bayan Palace, Kuwait City

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is scheduled to participate in the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait on 31 March.

The appalling humanitarian situation inside Syria and conditions for refugees and the communities hosting them in neighbouring countries continue to worsen. Over 12 million people, including 5.6 million children, now need assistance inside Syria, while some 3.9 million people are registered as refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

The conference aims to rally vital international financial support to meet their basic humanitarian needs and to support resilience-building in communities hosting refugees.

The conference will be chaired by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and hosted by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

For further details of media opportunities and to set up interviews with Ms. Amos, please contact:

  • Jens Laerke, OCHA Geneva, laerke@un.org , Tel: +41 22 917 11 42, Cell: +41 79 472 9750
  • Iyad Nasr, OCHA Regional Office Cairo, nasri@un.org, Cell +20 1095558662
  • Amanda Pitt, OCHA New York, pitta@un.org, Tel: +1 212 963 4129, Cell: +1 917 442 1810
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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