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08 Dec 2010 description

December 8, 2010

Montreal

Two upcoming referenda in Sudan will decide the fate of the nation and could lead to a surge in violence in the troubled African country.

07 Dec 2009 description

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has granted $1.2 million in aid money to Development and Peace for urgently-needed health and nutrition programs in West and South Darfur in Sudan.

The money will give significant support to four health clinics and five nutritional centres in Darfur. These clinics are situated in camps and communities providing refuge for those who have lost their homes in the conflict.

18 Sep 2008 description

Montreal - In response to the lengthy and dramatic crisis in Darfur, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has allocated $ 613,000 to Development and Peace for a project led by its Caritas partner in the region. The project will provide health-care and nutrition services to over 137,000 internally displaced persons affected by the conflict in West and South Darfur.

Since conflicts involving the Sudanese government, rebel groups and nomadic militia flared up in 2003, some 200,000 civilians have died and 2.5 million have fled their homes in Darfur.

04 Jun 2007 description

Development and Peace is raising concern about the huge numbers of people displaced by war in the world, especially in Iraq and the Darfur region of the Sudan. Numbers are currently estimated to be around 5 million displaced persons. (This is roughly equivalent to the populations of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver).

05 May 2006 description

TORONTO / May 5, 2006 - In the face of a mounting humanitarian crisis in Darfur, in West Sudan, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is sending an additional $100,000 to improve living conditions for 50,000 people housed in three refugee camps.

05 Jul 2004 description

TORONTO / 5 July 2004 - The Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE (CCODP) has sent $170,000 to assist refugees in eastern Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan. The latest $100,000 aid package is in addition to $70,000 sent in June. DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is accepting donations from people who wish to help assist in the Sudan relief effort.

07 Jun 2004 description

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE has sent $70,000 to Caritas Chad to help support relief efforts for refugees from Sudan's Darfur region who are fleeing across the border into Chad. The exodus is a result of years of internal fighting in Sudan. Additional funds are likely to be sent soon to Caritas Sudan to aid people fleeing villages inside Sudan.

28 Aug 2001 description

Toronto, August 28, 2001 - The Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE (CCODP) announced today it is sending an additional $150,000 to Ethiopia and $100,000 to Sudan to help communities affected by war and drought during the past two years.