Kuwait is hosting an international donor conference to secure aid for Syrian refugees. The UN says it needs at least one billion dollars over the next six montnhs.
The United Nations' food program has announced that nearly two million Syrian refugees are at risk of going hungry. With winter arriving, the funding problems "couldn't come at a worse time," the agency said.
Amnesty International has criticized rich nations for not taking in enough refugees from Syria. According to the rights group, that represents a failure to respond to the crisis created by the country's civil war.
Rights organizations have called for the release of four Syrian activists kidnapped in Damascus last year. No one ever claimed responsibility for their abduction, and they haven't been heard of since the kidnapping.
Mortar fire has hit a school outside of the Syrian capital, claiming several lives. Though generally not deliberately targeted, children have often found themselves caught in the crossfire of the nation's civil war.
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