For Immediate Release
August 10, 2004
US Working Hard to Help Darfur
Fact of the Day
Sudanese fleeing the humanitarian disaster and violence in Darfur are receiving considerable support from the United States. The United Nations estimates that more than 2 million people in the region will require food assistance by the beginning of October. Last week, nearly 32,000 metric tons of food - valued at more than $30 million - was donated by the United States. Shipments include corn soya blend, sorghum, split peas, lentils, and vegetable oil. With this latest contribution, the United States has contributed a total of 118,400 metric tons of food valued at more than $110 million to Darfur.
SOURCE: U.S. Agency for International Development.