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Arabic Media

December 14, 2022

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: US Congress to Pressure Sudan to End Darfur Crisis

  • US Senate approved a bill that allows federal, state, and local authorities to divest from Sudan in order to put more pressure on Khartoum government to end Darfur crisis
  • The bill, which was adopted despite the Administration’s opposition, was sponsored by Democratic presidential hopeful Chris Dodd and aims to increase pressure on the Sudanese government to end the crisis in Darfur
  • Meanwhile Sudanese Umma party charged that because of lack funding and sophisticated equipment, and delaying tactics by the Sudanese government, Darfur refugees continue to suffer

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Spielberg Calls on China to Pressure Khartoum on Darfur

  • UN charged that Darfur hybrid force would not be deployed on time because of Sudan’s delayed response to requests for participation by non-African forces
  • Unanswered calls for 24 helicopters would also hamper the force’s deployment on time
  • Meanwhile, filmmaker Stephen Spielberg called on Chinese authorities to put pressure on Sudanese authorities to end he crisis in Darfur

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: UN Issued Urgent Call for $2.29 billion for Sudan

  • United Nations issued an urgent call for $2.29 billion to fund its humanitarian operations in Sudan in 2008
  • Sudan is the United Nations’ biggest humanitarian engagement.  It has 959 ongoing projects throughout Sudan, including in Darfur


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