March 31, 2015 / 9:29 AM / in 3 years

U.S. pledges $507 million for victims of Syria crisis

KUWAIT (Reuters) - The United States pledged $507 million towards addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told an international summit in Kuwait on Tuesday.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (3rd L) stands with Kuwait Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah (4th left) for a photo ahead of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Bayan Palace March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

Saudi Arabia said it was providing an additional $60 million. Earlier, summit host Kuwait pledged $500 million towards a U.N.-backed humanitarian appeal.

Reporting by Ahmed Hagagy and Noah Browning; Editing by Larry King

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