For once, donor money may influence Angola's oil-rich leaders. At present, the country receives humanitarian funds, channeled through the United Nations and collected through a consolidated appeal. For 2002, the first target was US$234 million, later revised upwards to $292 mn.; less than half of that had been pledged by the end of September. The UN Coordinator, Eric de Mul, says Angola itself must share 'a greater part of the burden' in the 2003 appeal, to be launched in mid-November.
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