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World leaders promise billions in Syrian refugee aid

World leaders have pledged billions of pounds in aid for refugees affected by the Syrian civil war at a conference in London.

David Cameron has promised to double UK aid to support refugees fleeing Syria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US Secretary of State John Kerry have also pledged more money.

The United Nations is asking for around £5.5 billion this year to cope with the humanitarian disaster caused by the Syrian civil war.

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US pledges additional $601 million in aid for Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry Credit: APTN

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the US will provide $601 million (£412 million) of new funding for humanitarian assistance to those affected by the Syrian crisis.

World leaders are meeting in London today to try to address the ongoing crisis which has left an estimated 320,000 people dead.

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