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Arab League Chief to inaugurate humanitarian projects in Darfur

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January 4, 2010 (KHARTOUM) - Amr Moussa, the Secretary General of the Arab League will inaugurate a number of humanitarian projects in North Darfur state on January 20.

The Arab League pledged since 2007 to contribute to Darfur development and rehabilitation and collected some 250 million US dollars; also some Arab states took in charge directly the construction of some projects.

Moussa will inaugurate - in the context of Arab league commitments towards Darfur rehabilitation - Baraka Model Village to encourage voluntary return of displaced population, an emergency hospital and Dar Al-Salam Hospital.

The inauguration ceremony will be attended by the Governor of North Darfur State Mr. Osman Mohamed Youcif Kibir and the Commissioner of Humanitarian Aid, Mr. Mohamed Abdel Rahman Hassabo.

The Humanitarian Aid and Development Organization (HADO), a Sudanese NGO working in North Darfur coordinated and oversaw the implementation of those projects.

The HADO deputy director Mahgoub Mohamed Omer, said the work in the implementation of projects nearing completion. He also praised the great efforts undertaken by the Arab League to enhance the humanitarian services in Darfur.

(ST)