UAE pledges $300 million to help Syrian refugees: agency

KUWAIT Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:58am EST

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KUWAIT (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) pledged on Wednesday to provide $300 million to help Syrian refugees made homeless by nearly two years of conflict, the official WAM news agency reported.

Announcing the funding at an aid donor conference in Kuwait, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said since the start of the Syria crisis the UAE had been committed to providing relief for Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, the agency reported.

(Reporting by Sylvia Westall, Writing by William Maclean; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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