US donates $20m to help African Union Mission in Darfur
(1) assist in the training, support and equipping of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to bolster their efforts to protect the civilian population of Darfur;[Via CFD: Text of Senate Resolution 559 & POTP]
(2) facilitate the airlifting of AMIS forces into the Darfur region as quickly as possible; and
(3) assist and expand the logistics capability of AMIS forces.
Photo: A Rwandan African Union soldier surveys the abandoned village of Hashaba south of El-Fasher in Darfur in June 2006. (AFP/File/Charles Onians)
Photo: Sudanese women walk past African Union soldiers on patrol outside Kebkabiyah, a government-controlled town in northern Darfur, Sudan September 5, 2006. (Candace Feit/Reuters)