AU donates funds to Darfur for development, peace-building

Sudan23 May 2013, Sweetcrude/African Press Organization, APO, EL FASHER, DARFUR, Sudan — The African Union (AU) Commission and the joint AU-UN Mission in Darfur 23 May signed an agreement under which the AU will provide nearly US $3 million for a variety of humanitarian, development and peace-building projects in Darfur.

These funds were originally part of a US $10 million donation from the Government of Japan for this purpose. According to the agreement, the funds shall be administered by the Trust Fund for the Support of Lasting Peace in Darfur.

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