Sudan/Darfur: To address needs for the humanitarian crisis in this part of Africa, this request includes $242.4 million for food aid, refugee assistance, and support for the needs of displaced persons. The request also includes $100 million to support the people of Sudan and to help implement the north-south elements of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that was signed on January 9, 2005.From the Appropriations Committee's "Highlights of the War Supplemental"
International Peacekeeping: This supplemental request includes $780 million for Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities to support the United States' share of new peacekeeping missions, including those in Haiti, Cote D'Ivoire, Burundi and an anticipated mission in Sudan. These missions help ensure humanitarian assistance can move freely and work towards elections can proceed, as well as relieve the requirements for additional deployments of U.S. forces.
$92 million for humanitarian assistance for the Darfur region of Sudan.As the Washington Post reports, House Republican leaders "said they plan to approve all but $800 million of Bush's $81.9 billion request in emergency funding."
International Peacekeeping - Committee recommends cutting $200 million in U.S. contribution to international peacekeeping missions. Total funding recommended is $580 million, the bulk of which is for the Sudan.
Bush requested more than $1 billion for aid to Sudan and peacekeeping operations - Republicans are going to give him $670 million.
I sure hope the GOP has some big plans for that $160 million they are going to save by cutting humanitarian aid to Darfur by 60%.