The Arab Ministers took their turns in pledging assistance to the people with Saudi Arabia making a huge, but undisclosed, cash donation, in addition to building houses, schools, and providing safe drinking water. Donations also came from Sudanese charity orgnisations and labour unions which have asked their members to donate part of their monthly salaries. All the Sudanese Ministers have each pledged to donate one month`s salary towards the cause. Responding, Sudanese President Omar Bechir, thanked the donors for their pledges which he said would go a long way in helping the victims of the war. An international meeting aimed at a finding a final solution to the Darfur problem is currently going on in Libya but two major rebels are boycotting the meeting.
Monday, November 5, 2007