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US Donates 80% Of Food Aid For Darfur,Sudan  
User currently offlineOU812 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

http://www.hungercenter.org/CHC/news19.htm

International Food Aid to Darfur, Sudan

May 2006

Panelists stressed the importance of the relationship between the United States and the World Food Program. The United States is the largest donor to the World Food Program in general, and also to Sudan, specifically. Last year, the US was responsible for 80% of the food aid for Darfur. While donations are far below the WFP request, the US has funded 27% of the appeal, which is 85% of the donations up to this date. Moreover, the President announced on May 8th that the US will provide $225 million in emergency supplemental funding as additional food assistance to Darfur. The supplies from that emergency supplemental request will most likely not reach Darfur before November, however. In the meantime, the US is redirecting approximately 50,000 metric tons of food aid that will arrive to the region from May through September.


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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

I'm not suprised. After all, this statement is on the Save Darfur website.

Quoting SaveDarfur.org:
We are both cognizant and appreciative of the fact that the President has done more for the people of Darfur than any other world leader.

AAndrew


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

So, where is everyone else? Specifically, those countries who bleated so loudly against the US for inhumane treatment of Iraqis?

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21528 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Good to see that the US is taking a lead, and others should certainly follow, but 80% of a very insufficient amount is hardly a feather in one's cap.

-Mir



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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
Good to see that the US is taking a lead, and others should certainly follow, but 80% of a very insufficient amount is hardly a feather in one's cap.

But it is 4 times greater than everyone else's efforts, COMBINED.


User currently offlineOU812 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 1):
I'm not suprised. After all, this statement is on the Save Darfur website.

Why is it so difficult for the liberal media to report this ? If they have , it's on page 28 in section "Z" !

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 2):
So, where is everyone else?

They're busy with the lib media bashing the US for pure partisan/anti-US reasons .

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 2):
Specifically, those countries who bleated so loudly against the US for inhumane treatment of Iraqis?

Do you mean those countries involved in the oil for food scandal ?


http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2005/05/17/59797.html

Russia is involved in oil-for-food scandal

08:34 2005-05-17
Saddam Hussein gave advisers to Russian President Vladimir Putin allocations for more than 90 million barrels of Iraqi oil as thanks for Russia's support in the United Nations, a U.S. Senate investigative panel said today.


http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...tory/0,20867,20849622-7583,00.html

Most other countries have done little or nothing to come clean.France, which was given preferential oil allocations, has only a lone prosecutor moving ahead, with little support from the Elysee Palace. Russia, which facilitated the oil allocations and blocked moves on the Security Council to investigate kickbacks, refused to assist Paul A. Volcker, much less prosecute anyone. Ditto for China, which received huge oil allocations, and Vietnam, whose state-owned food companies paid kickbacks in exchange for business contracts.

Regarding the UN, Cole notes: "The UN knew that Iraq was breaching sanctions by requiring payment of inland transport fees and surcharges or after-sales service fees. It knew this between 1999 and 2003 ... It took no steps to publicise or warn member states of the Iraqi practices, and it took no steps to stop the practices." Mark it down as another coda to Kofi Annan's disastrous legacy as Secretary-General.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21528 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 4):
But it is 4 times greater than everyone else's efforts, COMBINED.

And it's still not enough. Whatever happened to the "we are not afraid to go it alone" mentality we saw with Iraq?

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 6):
And it's still not enough. Whatever happened to the "we are not afraid to go it alone" mentality we saw with Iraq?

Are you saying the US should act unilaterally?  Wink


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21528 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 7):
Are you saying the US should act unilaterally?

Yes.  Smile

I take a much more relaxed attitude towards sending aid unilaterally than I do towards invading unilaterally.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
Yes.

I take a much more relaxed attitude towards sending aid unilaterally than I do towards invading unilaterally.

When you go in with the support of some 40 nations (far more than the support the US or UK had when going to war against Nazi Germany), I would hardly call it unilateral. But I guess the lie has been repeated so often it has become the accepted truth...

America got itself bloodied in Somalia (another "unilateral" action, this time on humanitarian grounds). Our people got used for target practice for third world warlords.

I am strongly tempted to say send massive weapons shipments to both sides in Sudan, let them kill each other off, and be done with it. I've had it up to HERE with humanitarian causes in violent third world countries. Let's do what the French, Russians and Chinese do and not get involved unless our own national interests are directly at stake.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 7):
Cfalk From United States, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 9181 posts, RR: 56

A little off topic, but I just saw that. 6 years already... Jeez...


User currently onlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4301 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

Besides the official government food help, a lot of NGO's in Argentina are helping fight the famine in Mozambique, which has been extremely underreported in the world media.

http://www.aica.org/index.php?module...laystory&story_id=3920&format=html

I'm sure other countries help specific areas also.



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