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

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)

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...more

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)
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Syrian refugees walk along tents at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013.Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday after warning that the conflict had wrought a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Majed Jaber

Syrian refugees walk along tents at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013.Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N....more

Syrian refugees walk along tents at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013.Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday after warning that the conflict had wrought a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Majed Jaber
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al Khaled al Sabah (R) hold a news conference 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)

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al Khaled al Sabah (R) hold a news conference after the first day of the "International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria" in Bayan Palace, Kuwait, January 30,...more

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al Khaled al Sabah (R) hold a news conference 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)
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A U.S. military vehicle carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembarks at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States have each sent two Patriot missile batteries and up to 400 troops to Turkey after Ankara asked for NATO's help to bolster its air defences against possible missile attack from Syria. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT TRANSPORT)

A U.S. military vehicle carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembarks at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States have each sent two Patriot...more

A U.S. military vehicle carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembarks at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States have each sent two Patriot missile batteries and up to 400 troops to Turkey after Ankara asked for NATO's help to bolster its air defences against possible missile attack from Syria. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT TRANSPORT)
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A U.S. military vehicle carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembarks as a U.S. soldier uses a mobile phone at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States have each sent two Patriot missile batteries and up to 400 troops to Turkey after Ankara asked for NATO's help to bolster its air defences against possible missile attack from Syria. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT TRANSPORT)

A U.S. military vehicle carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembarks as a U.S. soldier uses a mobile phone at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The Netherlands, Germany and the United...more

A U.S. military vehicle carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembarks as a U.S. soldier uses a mobile phone at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States have each sent two Patriot missile batteries and up to 400 troops to Turkey after Ankara asked for NATO's help to bolster its air defences against possible missile attack from Syria. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT TRANSPORT)
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U.S. military vehicles carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembark at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States have each sent two Patriot missile batteries and up to 400 troops to Turkey after Ankara asked for NATO's help to bolster its air defences against possible missile attack from Syria. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT TRANSPORT)

U.S. military vehicles carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembark at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States have each sent two Patriot...more

U.S. military vehicles carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembark at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The Netherlands, Germany and the United States have each sent two Patriot missile batteries and up to 400 troops to Turkey after Ankara asked for NATO's help to bolster its air defences against possible missile attack from Syria. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT TRANSPORT)
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A Syrian refugee carries her baby at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday after warning that the conflict had wrought a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Majed Jaber (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Syrian refugee carries her baby at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N....more

A Syrian refugee carries her baby at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday after warning that the conflict had wrought a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Majed Jaber (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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Syrian refugees pose at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday after warning that the conflict had wrought a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Majed Jaber (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Syrian refugees pose at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N. Secretary-General...more

Syrian refugees pose at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday after warning that the conflict had wrought a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Majed Jaber (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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Syrian refugees stand outside their tent at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday after warning that the conflict had wrought a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Majed Jaber (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Syrian refugees stand outside their tent at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N....more

Syrian refugees stand outside their tent at the Al Zaatri Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria January 30, 2013. Donor countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion to aid Syrians stricken by civil war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday after warning that the conflict had wrought a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. REUTERS/Majed Jaber (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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Free Syrian Army fighters take position just before they were hit by Syrian Army sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters take position just before they were hit by Syrian Army sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters take position just before they were hit by Syrian Army sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Free Syrian Army fighters lie on the ground as they are shot by sniper fire in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters lie on the ground as they are shot by sniper fire in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters lie on the ground as they are shot by sniper fire in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter (L) looks at his comrade as he gets shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter (L) looks at his comrade as he gets shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter (L) looks at his comrade as he gets shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Free Syrian Army fighters pull a comrade (3rd L) who was shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters pull a comrade (3rd L) who was shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters pull a comrade (3rd L) who was shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter drags his comrade who was shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter drags his comrade who was shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter drags his comrade who was shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) prepares ahead of the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) prepares ahead of the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) prepares ahead of the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) prepares ahead of the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City January 30, 2013. Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah (C) chairs the meeting and next to him is Kuwait's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah (R). REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) prepares ahead of the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City January 30, 2013. Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah...more

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) prepares ahead of the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria at Bayan Palace on the outskirts of Kuwait City January 30, 2013. Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah (C) chairs the meeting and next to him is Kuwait's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah (R). REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee
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Men stand in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Men stand in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Men stand in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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A Free Syrian Army fighter stands in front of a building destroyed by a Syrian Air force air strike in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A Free Syrian Army fighter stands in front of a building destroyed by a Syrian Air force air strike in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A Free Syrian Army fighter stands in front of a building destroyed by a Syrian Air force air strike in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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A man walks in front of buildings damaged during fighting in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A man walks in front of buildings damaged during fighting in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A man walks in front of buildings damaged during fighting in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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Syrians from Ras al-Ain walk at the border line as they are pictured from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEYMILITARY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)

Syrians from Ras al-Ain walk at the border line as they are pictured from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEYMILITARY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)

Syrians from Ras al-Ain walk at the border line as they are pictured from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEYMILITARY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)
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A picture of former Syrian President Hafez al Assad is seen in a building destroyed by a Syrian Air force Air strike in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A picture of former Syrian President Hafez al Assad is seen in a building destroyed by a Syrian Air force Air strike in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A picture of former Syrian President Hafez al Assad is seen in a building destroyed by a Syrian Air force Air strike in the Haresta neighborhood of Damascus January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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A general view shows damaged buildings in Mleha suburb of Damascus, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Sami Zbeidi

A general view shows damaged buildings in Mleha suburb of Damascus, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Sami Zbeidi

A general view shows damaged buildings in Mleha suburb of Damascus, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Sami Zbeidi
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Smoke rises from Mleha suburb of Damascus, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Sami Zbeidi

Smoke rises from Mleha suburb of Damascus, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Sami Zbeidi

Smoke rises from Mleha suburb of Damascus, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Sami Zbeidi
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A damaged car, used by Free Syrian Army fighters, is seen on a street in Mleha suburb of Damascus, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Sami Zbeidi

A damaged car, used by Free Syrian Army fighters, is seen on a street in Mleha suburb of Damascus, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Sami Zbeidi

A damaged car, used by Free Syrian Army fighters, is seen on a street in Mleha suburb of Damascus, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Sami Zbeidi
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U.S. military vehicles carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembark at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The United States, Germany and the Netherlands each committed to sending two batteries and up to 400 soldiers to operate them after Ankara asked for help to bolster its air defences against possible missile attack from Syria. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)

U.S. military vehicles carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembark at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The United States, Germany and the Netherlands each committed to sending two...more

U.S. military vehicles carrying equipment for NATO's Patriot missile batteries disembark at Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, in Hatay province January 30, 2013. The United States, Germany and the Netherlands each committed to sending two batteries and up to 400 soldiers to operate them after Ankara asked for help to bolster its air defences against possible missile attack from Syria. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY)
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