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11 Jul 2013 description

July 11, 2013

OTTAWA—Canada is providing emergency lifesaving assistance to support Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Development. Canada's assistance will help to provide food, safe water, and shelter for the refugees.

12 Jul 2012 description

July 9, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino today issued the following statement:

“One year ago, Canada welcomed the formal creation of South Sudan as an independent state—a momentous event for the people of South Sudan. Today, we celebrate the positive relationship between our two countries and the many links we share, including our commitment to building peace and prosperity across the continent.

09 Dec 2011 description

Sudan has been plagued by conflicts since it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1956. To assist in restoring peace to the region, the Government of Canada has for many years been helping to address the root causes of these conflicts.

Canada has actively participated in a coordinated international effort to bring a just and lasting peace to all of Sudan. The main goal of Canada's involvement has been to resolve the conflict in Darfur and to support the full implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended the Second Sudanese Civil War.

25 Nov 2011 description

Ottawa (Ontario) ― Aujourd'hui, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé 25 nouveaux projets visant à renforcer le soutien du Canada à l'Afrique. La ministre Oda a fait mention de ces projets récemment dans un discours prononcé lors d'une réunion avec des hauts-commissaires et ambassadeurs africains à Ottawa.

21 Dec 2010 description

(No. 405 - December 21, 2010 - 4:45 p.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement welcoming the commitment made by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), an influential Darfuri armed group, to negotiate a ceasefire with the Government of Sudan and expressing Canada's hope this will lead to a comprehensive and inclusive peace agreement:

"The return of the Justice and Equality Movement to the negotiating table in Doha is an encouraging sign in the efforts to reach a sustainable peace agreement for Darfur.

30 Apr 2010 description

Canada's commitment to and large-scale engagement in Sudan is part of a whole-of-government effort, involving the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Department of National Defence (DND), and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

11 Dec 2009 description

By Lieutenant-Commander Mike Fitzpatrick

It is mid-September in the Abyei region of Sudan, and we are on a routine peacekeeping patrol as members of a Joint Military Team (JMT) from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). It's hot, about 35 degrees Celsius, and we are driving down a seldom-used dirt road. The lead vehicle is a white U.N. Toyota pickup truck carrying our armed escort of half a dozen Zambian soldiers. The JMT follows the Toyota in two white U.N.

03 Dec 2009 description

Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced that Canada will contribute an additional $30 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its operations. This will help the WFP to meet the immediate food aid needs of vulnerable populations and respond to a range of humanitarian situations around the world.

07 Oct 2009 description

(No. 297 - October 7, 2009 - noon EDT) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding the delivery of new Canadian-supplied, state-of-the-art armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to peacekeepers with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID):

"Canada is pleased that six more new armoured personnel carriers have arrived in Dakar, Senegal, as part of our important contribution to the police units provided to UNAMID by African countries.

22 May 2009 description

Calgary (Alberta) - Member of Parliament for Calgary East, Deepak Obhrai today announced the Government of Canada will be supporting a group of Sudanese-Canadian doctors who will improve the health of up to 500,000 people in war-affected communities in rural south Sudan.

"Canada is committed to assisting people most affected by the crises in Sudan," stated Mr. Obhrai, who made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation.

23 Feb 2009 description

Ottawa, Ontario - Delivering on its commitment to make its international assistance more focused, more effective and more accountable, the Government of Canada announced today that it was moving forward on another element of its Aid Effectiveness Agenda. It will be focusing its efforts in 20 countries by concentrating resources, focusing programming and improving coordination.

"Our government promised to make Canada's international assistance more effective," said the Minister of International Cooperation, Beverley Oda.

09 Oct 2008 description

Sudan has been plagued by conflicts since it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1956. To assist in restoring peace to that country, the Government of Canada has for many years been helping to address the root causes of those conflicts.

Canada is actively participating in a coordinated international effort to bring a just and lasting peace to all of Sudan.

24 Apr 2008 description

No. 97

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding the situation in Darfur:

'Canada is deeply concerned by the statement made by UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Sir John Holmes that the number of civilian deaths resulting from the conflict in Darfur had increased by half since 2006, from 200,000 to 300,000.

17 Apr 2008 description

No. 90

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that Canada will contribute $10.3 million over three years to projects aimed at building peacekeeping capacity in Africa. Canada's Pearson Peacekeeping Centre will implement the initiatives.

'Peace and security is at the heart of good governance, poverty reduction and economic development. That is why contributing to peace and security in Africa is an important priority for Canada,' said Minister Bernier.

28 Mar 2008 description

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Sudan this week to convey to the highest levels Canada's support for efforts to foster peace and security in Sudan. The Minister was accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary Deepak Obhrai.

'In my meetings with Sudanese authorities, I conveyed Canada's concerns about the ongoing conflict in Darfur and the need to facilitate the full deployment of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission,' Minister Bernier said.

26 Mar 2008 description

No.64

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, while visiting Sudan, announced Canadian support for peace efforts in that country, as well as financial support to address the humanitarian and early-recovery needs of people affected by war there.

'Canada is at the forefront of international efforts to promote peace in Sudan, and Darfur in particular.

22 Jun 2007 description

No. 86

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, today announced that he will be travelling to Paris to attend a ministerial meeting on Darfur.

'Canada is a key partner in ongoing international efforts to improve the human rights, humanitarian and security situation in Darfur. I look forward to this opportunity to work closely with my counterparts to coordinate our efforts toward a sustainable solution,' said Minister MacKay.

01 Mar 2007 description

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, today announced that Canada is committing $48 million to continue supporting critical African Union peacekeeping efforts in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

"Canada is gravely concerned about the ongoing international humanitarian law and human rights violations and abuses in Darfur and condemns continued ceasefire violations by all parties. This support for the African Union Mission in Sudan is an additional effort to enhance the protection of civilians and to …

14 Dec 2006 description

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, today issued the following statement on the decision of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Special Session on Darfur:

"Canada welcomes the Council's consensus decision to dispatch a high-level mission of experts to Darfur to assess the human rights situation in the region.

12 Sep 2006 description

No. 100

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, made the following statement regarding the deteriorating situation in Darfur:

"Canada fully supports the September 11 statement by the United Nations Secretary-General on the deteriorating humanitarian, human rights and security situation in Darfur.