The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, concluded a visit to South Sudan focused on food security, humanitarian and development assistance in the region and child protection in peacekeeping.
The Minister announced a total of $223.4 million in new assistance funding during his trip. This total comprises $202.65 million in bilateral development assistance which will go towards supporting food security, gender equality and access to health services. The remaining $20.75 million in humanitarian assistance, will support the provision of food, nutrition, health, protection, water, sanitation and hygiene services to conflict-affected populations, including internally displaced people.
The dedicated staff of the Embassy of Canada along with Canadian Peacekeepers met with Minister Sajjan to tour the new Chancery. The new Embassy represents Canada’s commitment to our continued engagement in South Sudan. pic.twitter.com/skpg7HcU5u
— CanadainSouthSudan (@CanSouthSudan) May 28, 2022
Source Office of the Prime Minister