The UN is cutting in half its daily rations in Sudan’s Darfur region because of a severe funding shortfall.
From May the ration will be half the minimum amount required each day. The cut comes as the UN said Darfur’s malnutrition rates are rising again.
Nearly 3m people depend on food aid after being driven off their land.
But little has come from the EU and nothing at all from any of Sudan’s partners in the Arab League, except Libya, the World Food Programme says.
“This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made,” James Morris, head of the WFP, said.
…The bill to feed them all is $746m [source]
Just another way to loose your appettite…literally
IT’s sooooo shamfeul to see Arabs abandoning Sudan and the Sudanese. It’s so shameful that George Clooney is doing more for Darfur than what are oil-rich Arab countries are doing.
I’ve been wanting to comment, but I don’t know what to say.
It’s depressing on so many levels.
Thanks for drawing attention to Darfur!!!
I am in Europe and can’t attend the Darfur rallies across the U.S. on April 30th. Therefore I have organized an online rally for Darfur together with many other German Bloggers.
I blog for the Atlantic Review, a press digest on transatlantic affairs edited by three German Fulbright Alumni.