US Pledges $380 Million in Syrian Aid

All together, the United Nations promised $2.4 billion in assistance


The United Nations was promised $2.4 billion in humanitarian assistance for Syrians suffering because of the country's civil war, less than half what it's seeking in one of the organization's largest ever appeals.

The U.S. pledged $380 million, while Kuwait, which hosted today's aid conference, offered $500 million. The UN wants $6.5 billion by the end of 2014 to pay for food, water, medical care and shelter. The aid promised today will cover the UN response for the next six months for Syrian refugees and Syrians affected within the country, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.