EU to Give $100 Mln for AU Force in Darfur-Solana

The European Union and its member states will contribute more than $100 million to an African Union (AU) force in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Saturday.”The EU will contribute to the Darfur mission $100 million and more will be provided by member states covering over half of the required $221 million budget,” he told reporters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa where the 53-member AU is headquartered. The United Nations has called the Darfur violence the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. More than 1.5 million people have been made homeless and tens of thousands have died in the arid, impoverished western region.Full Story

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