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Vol 65 No 9

Published 25th April 2024


Funds raised but no political progress at the Paris conference

Obsessed by Gaza and Ukraine, delegates couldn’t agree on a path to restart ceasefire negotiations

On 15 April, a year after war between the rival military factions broke out in Sudan, France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union hosted an international conference in Paris raising over €2 billion (US$2.1bn) in aid pledges. It also called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and for the rival factions to stop blocking and stealing humanitarian aid. Questions remain about how many of those pledges will be honoured to assist a conflict that the west and the international system have largely ignored.

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