Tens of delegates gathered in Doha on last Sunday to seek financial aid to Sudan’s ravaged region, Darfur. The Strategy presented in the Conference claimed that the region needs 4.6 billion USD from international donors to realize meaningful progress on development efforts for the next 5 years. Dissappointingly, pledges made by donors remained limited to some 1 billion USD. So what does this mean for Darfur and Sudan as a whole?
Serious men in suits sit in the lobby of Ritz Carlton Doha, enjoying the luxury and hospitality of Qatari Government when a government official in his dishash polietly informs them that the meeting is about the start.