Donors meet target of $1.5 billion aid for stricken Syrians: U.N.

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media after the first day of the ''International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria'' in Bayan Palace, Kuwait, January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, Ban said on Wednesday after warning that the conflict had wrought a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee (KUWAIT - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)