Tag Archives: Sudan

Canada's dwindling peacekeepers

The Toronto Star reports on Canada’s dwindling contribution to U.N. peacekeeping (Brett Popplewell, “Last of a dying breed: The Canadian peacekeeper,” Toronto Star, 11 December 2010): The Canadian mission in Sudan began in 2005, at the close of a 22-year civil war that saw a rebel movement in the south of the country fight with […]

Canadians: Humanitarian role or stay home

According to a Leger Marketing poll conducted for the QMI Agency, Canadians are divided on where they would like the Canadian Forces to go after Afghanistan, with many choosing humanitarian missions and 32% saying they should stay in Canada (Laura Payton, “One third of Canadians want troops home after Afghanistan,” Winnipeg Sun, 19 May 2010). […]

Conflict zones: targeting women and children

Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank A recent news article posted by IRIN, a humanitarian news and analysis project of the UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, described the dire situation of women and children in Southern Sudan. According to the online article “women and children are being increasingly targeted in escalating attacks against communities […]

Foreign Aid a Deadly Business?

    Last year, 122 aid workers were killed, while 138 were kidnapped or injured while on duty, marking the highest toll on record and making 2008 the deadliest year ever for aid workers. In a recent study conducted by the Center on International Cooperation (CIC), “Providing Aid in Insecure Environments“, the authors note that attacks on aid […]