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20 Oct 2008 description

Acting Foreign Minister Helen Clark today announced that $5.95 million has been allocated from within the budget of NZAID to help fund responses to humanitarian emergencies in Iraq, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Sudan, and Somalia.

"Responding to humanitarian need, whether arising from natural disasters or conflict, is one of New Zealand's obligations as a good international citizen," Helen Clark said.

"In Iraq an estimated 2.2 million people are internally displaced and two million refugees have fled into neighbouring countries due to ongoing armed conflict …

22 Sep 2008 description

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that New Zealand's commitment to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is to be extended for one further year, to 1 October 2009.

"The UN Mission in Sudan is a major peacekeeping operation, critical to preventing a return to the north-south civil war in Sudan, Africa's largest country," Helen Clark said.

"New Zealand has three Defence Force personnel in UNMIS, which monitors the Comprehensive Peace Agreement which ended Sudan's 30-year civil war in 2005.

"UNMIS contributes to the …

16 May 2005 description

New Zealand will contribute two military observers to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan, Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Defence Minister Mark Burton announced today.

"Two New Zealand Defence Force officers will begin observer roles next month on a one-year deployment. A third officer may deploy later in the year as part of the mission's headquarters staff in southern Sudan.

"Our observers will be working alongside personnel from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Egypt.

26 Apr 2005 description

New Zealand would provide an additional $4.3 million this year to assist displaced people in the Sudan, and in the fights against polio, malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today.

29 Jul 2004 description

New Zealand is increasing its commitment to the international aid response for Darfur in Western Sudan with a further $1 million, Aid Minister Hobbs announced today. This brings New Zealand's humanitarian assistance to Sudan to $4 million.

Some 30,000 people are thought to have been killed and 2.2 million left in need of emergency food aid and medical assistance following the flare-up of fighting in the area 15 months ago.

22 Jun 2004 description

Hon Marian Hobbs

New Zealand is contributing a further $1 million to Sudan to help deal with what United Nation's officials are calling one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today.

The New Zealand Red Cross and Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organisation, will each receive $500,000 for their work in the Sudan.

Three weeks ago New Zealand contributed $2 million to the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) operations in …