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January 23, 2006
Question Taken at the January 23, 2006 Daily Press Briefing

United States Reaction to Slovenian President's Darfur Initiative (Taken Question)

Question:   What is the United States reaction to Slovenian President Drnovsek's "The World for Darfur" initiative, sponsored by the Slovene Government and Slovene humanitarian organizations, intended to provide shelter, water, food and schools for 10,000 Sudanese?

Answer:   We welcome President Drnovsek’s willingness to marshal additional international resources to provide aid for the estimated 1.8 million internally displaced persons in Darfur and 200,000 refugees in Chad.

While the parties continue to seek a political solution to the crisis in Darfur and the African Union Mission in Sudan strives to monitor the fragile cease-fire agreement, there remains the daunting daily task of caring for the innocent victims of this humanitarian tragedy. It is expressions of generosity as espoused by President Drnovsek and the Slovenian people that stand to benefit the 3.4 million people currently affected by the political and humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

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