World Abandons Sudan

Jan Englend, the UN’s emergency relief coordinator, has called for nations to support the peace deal in Sudan by delivering the estimated $500 million needed for the rebuilding. So far only 5% of this, $24 million, has been paid for a region where the average life expectancy is 42.

He is quoted as saying that "I fear the world is making a historic mistake here in southern Sudan", referring to the lack of support for returning refugees and for those who remained during the recent conflict.