Eastern Sudan Not Forgotten

By Wendy Wohlfeill

A large amount of money is being contributed to an area that has been lost in the shuffle of civil war.

Donors and investors have pledged more than $3.5 billon to eastern Sudan at a specially-arranged conference in Kuwait a BBC news article reported.

According to the article, eastern Sudan is seriously underdeveloped, yet receives far less attention than Southern Sudan and the western region of Dafur.

The conference was put together to help “revitalize the region” that has been forgotten.

Large donors included Kuwait, who pledged $500 million.

Skeptics say that previous financial pledges to such areas have not always been respected.

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