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More money going to Sudan with little result

Posted by Helen Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The European Commission has announced that it will be handing over another 51 million euros (£36 million) to aid the victims of violence in Sudan. About 31 million euros (£22 million) will be going to Darfur, where it has been announced that aid agencies and workers are returning to the fray.

So far this year the Commission has donated 248 million euros (£174 million) in aid to Sudan, of which 215 million euros (£151 million) went to Darfur. The situation either in the country as a whole or in Darfur particularly does not seem to have improved.

We ask again (and probably again and again): what has the money gone on? Does anybody know? Can we at least find out whether it has not gone into the pockets of political leaders and their thugs?