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21 Jun 2017 description

Backgrounder

From Global Affairs Canada

The conflict in South Sudan has had a debilitating effect on the ability of communities to access basic services and meet their most basic food needs. Canada’s announced $86 million in funding will target the most vulnerable populations, particularly women and children.

Health Pooled Fund for Saving the Lives of Women and Children
Department for International Development, United Kingdom
$64.5 million over three years

29 May 2017 description

May 29, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

More than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation as a result of severe drought and conflict. South Sudan is experiencing famine, and unless immediate action is taken, others could slide into a similar situation. This is an unprecedented situation.

The Government of Canada is responding to this crisis and will also help Canadians mobilize their own response to a global appeal through the creation of the Famine Relief Fund.

18 Mar 2017 description

March 17, 2017 - Toronto, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canadians have always helped in times of crisis, and Canada’s humanitarian assistance reflects the best of Canadian values.

As a result of conflicts in northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as a devastating drought affecting Somalia, more than 20 million people are facing extreme food insecurity, with famine already declared in parts of South Sudan.

08 Nov 2016 description

November 7, 2016 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Global Affairs Canada

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable James Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced renewed funding to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), to help provide food to people affected by humanitarian crises.

16 Mar 2016 description

Minister announces over $76 million for reproductive health initiatives and renewed support of $5 million for contraceptive supplies initiative

March 7, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, today announced new funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to increase access to maternal, newborn and reproductive health services in developing countries.

10 Feb 2016 description

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Japan, Norway and Switzerland issue the following statement in South Sudan:

The Heads of Mission express their grave concern at the potential consequences of the passing of the non-governmental organisations bill, and the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission bill in Parliament on 2 February.

02 Dec 2015 description

The efforts of Canadian soldiers have made a significant difference in the lives of South Sudanese children. Canada has been fighting for the global protection of victims of gender- based violence through supporting various organizations and enlisting the help of our soldiers overseas.

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) recently supported the Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC) organization in its aims to provide vulnerable South Sudanese children with a safe and secure environment.

30 Oct 2015 description

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and of the United States of America issue the following statement in South Sudan:

05 May 2015 description

In December 2013, as war abruptly broke out in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, thousands of civilians fled for their lives to United Nations compounds all over the country. Now known as Protection of Civilians sites, or PoCs, these areas still house 113,000 people, and a further 1.4 million are living in more informal shelters across the country. Working with partner organizations, Canada has been taking steps to ensure that the people in these camps and shelters have safe access to services that keep families and friends together despite the civil war.

09 Dec 2014 description

On a recent visit to the Bor hospital, Canadian Ambassador Nick Coghlan celebrated signs of reconciliation, healing and hope—the fruits of the remarkable bravery of a special group of refugees and years of Canadian support.

22 May 2014 description

This project – to which Canada is contributing $19.9 million over six years – will be implemented by the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) to help increase the survival of mothers, newborns and children in Warrap State by bringing life-saving health services directly to some 350,000 people in more than 600 remote communities using primarily mobile health care and community volunteers. More complicated cases identified by mobile health teams will be referred to the closest primary health care centres.

Project activities will include:

21 May 2014 description

A project funded by Canada is bringing life-saving health services to remote communities of South Sudan using mobile clinics and community volunteers

May 21, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

09 Apr 2014 description

Canada actively involved in supporting the crisis-afflicted people of South Sudan

April 1, 2014 — Ottawa, Ontario — Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional support to the people of South Sudan in response to the escalation of violence in several regions of the country since December 2013.

03 Dec 2012 description

After decades of civil war, six years of a fragile peace process, and challenging negotiations to establish its post-independence relationship with Sudan, South Sudan is at a critical stage in its young history. Working with allies and regional partners, Canada’s policies, programs and personnel – including Canadians from across the country – are helping to achieve some important results.

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.