April 28, 2006

U.N. decreases aid to Sudan, cites "donor fatigue"

Yea, and countless people are suffering from "slaughter fatigue".

U.N. cuts Sudan food aid due to lack of funds:

GENEVA - The United Nations said on Friday it would cut food rations for more than 6 million people in Sudan, half of them in Darfur, due to a severe lack of funds.

Many donor countries appear to have tired of the long-term conflict in Darfur, despite signs that malnutrition is again on the rise among people living in squalid camps, the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) said.

WFP said it was halving food aid from the minimum daily requirement of 2,100 calories to 1,050 calories as of May.

“This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. Haven’t the people of Darfur suffered enough? Aren’t we adding insult to injury?” WFP executive director James Morris said.

“This is a measure we should simply never have to take,” said Morris, who heads the world’s largest food aid agency, feeding 90 million people worldwide.

TIRED of the long running conflict?

I'm speechless.

Posted by Kyer at April 28, 2006 12:30 PM | TrackBack