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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Two Million Darfur refugees face food ration cut as aid cash runs out

By David Blair, Africa Correspondent
The suffering of at least two million refugees in Darfur worsened still further yesterday when the United Nations said their food rations will be halved.

The UN's World Food Programme explained that a 50 per cent cut was necessary because donors had failed to provide enough money.

This costs about £440 million. But donors have provided only about one third of this sum for 2006. America and Britain are the two most generous bilateral donors. Aside from Libya, no Arab state has contributed anything, despite windfall gains from high oil prices and Sudan's membership of the Arab League. [continue reading]

I wonder, does that include all the money you pocketed?

Category: Africa and Darfur, Sudan.