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16 Aug 2011 description

The Chinese government will provide emergency food aid and cash aid worth 353.2 million yuan ($55.28 million) to Ethiopia and other African drought-stricken regions to fight drought, Premier Wen Jiabao made the promise when meeting Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on August 15, in Beijing.

China announced to provide 90 million yuan ($14 million) of emergency food assistance to countries in the Horn of Africa in late July.

23 Dec 2010 description

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The Information Office of the State Council, or China's Cabinet, published a white paper on China-Africa economic and trade cooperation on Thursday.

11 Jul 2008 description

China will continue communication and coordination with Sudan as well as the international community on Darfur issue, and strive for an early solution, said State Councilor Dai Bingguo.

Dai made the remarks Friday morning when meeting with a delegation of the National Congress Party (NCP) of Sudan, the country's ruling party, which was led by Mostafa Osman Ismail, the party's foreign affairs secretary and presidential advisor.

Thanking China for its constructive efforts in pushing for settlement of the Darfur issue, Ismail said Sudan will continue to strengthen coordination …

26 Jun 2008 description

GOV.cn Thursday, June 26, 2008 - China is paying active attention to the humanitarian situation in Darfur and participates in its reconstruction and development, Assistant Foreign Minister Zhai Jun said in Beijing on Thursday.

Zhai made the remarks at the opening ceremony of an international seminar on Darfur issues.

He said China has provided five shipments of relief materials worth 80 million yuan (about 11.65 million U.S.

07 Apr 2008 description

A humanitarian de-mining training course for Sudan sponsored by the Chinese government was inaugurated on Monday in Nanjing, capital of the eastern Jiangsu Province.

About 20 military officers from north and south Sudan were participating in the six weeks of training at the University of Science and Technology of People's Liberation Army.

In addition to being a concrete measure that China is actively taking part in international de-mining assistance, it is also an important step in providing Sudan with humanitarian aid.

It showed the Chinese government's firm support for …

01 Apr 2008 description

Liu Mei, a 44-year-old Chinese woman, worked in Darfur for more than two years as the director of the food aid program of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

From February 2005 to October 2007, she was responsible for distributing food to 100,000 refugees in Kars, south of Darfur, Sudan. With 10 local employees, she was the only foreigner and the only woman in any of the 11 WFP offices in Darfur.

"When I first learned that I would be sent to Darfur, I was scared. I knew the experience would change my life," Liu said.

25 Feb 2008 description

KHARTOUM, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government's special representative for Darfur, Liu Guijin, Monday pledged China will provide more humanitarian assistance to people in Sudan's western region of Darfur.

"Our government is preparing a new budget and more humanitarian assistance will be forced forward," Liu said at a handover ceremony of an aid package of 20 million Chinese yuan (2.8 million U.S.

18 Sep 2007 description

China's third batch of peacekeepers departed from Jinan International Airport on Monday evening to join the United Nation's commission in southwest Sudan's Wau region.

The 141-member team came from an armored division and logistics of Jinan Military Area Command. The remaining peacekeepers will leave on Sept.

25 Aug 2007 description

The fifth batch of materials for humanitarian aid provided by the Chinese government for Sudan was shipped on Friday at north China's port of Tianjin.

The 40 million yuan (5.2 million U.S. dollars) worth materials include cross-country vehicles, ambulances, medical instruments, and mobile houses.

China had sent four batches of materials to help residents in the Darfur region improve their living conditions.

In 2004 the Chinese government pledged five batches of humanitarian aid to Darfur to ease the humanitarian problems caused by conflicts in the area in western …