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Wednesday, 15 January 2014 - 18:25
Syria conflict: Half of population in urgent need of aid - UN says
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says that half of Syria's population now "urgently need humanitarian aid".

He was speaking at a donor conference in Kuwait to raise funds for the worsening humanitarian crisis.

The UN is asking for $6.5 billion over the coming year for Syria, it’s biggest ever request for a single crisis.

Meanwhile, Syria's deputy foreign minister has said Western intelligence agencies have visited Damascus to discuss combating radical Islamists.
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