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A pledging conference for Syria took place on Wednesday 30 January in Kuwait City to raise much needed funds to help those affected by the conflict there. The international donor community pledged more than $1.5 billion in support of the humanitarian response. More than 700,000 people have fled Syria seeking safety in neighbouring countries and beyond and the number is rising by the day. Here, the people who have fled tell their story.
Thousands of refugees were sleeping rough at Budapest’s Keleti station, waiting for trains to take them to western Europe.
Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all?