January 28, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario — The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, will attend a high-level international meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 29, 2013, to discuss the conflict in Mali and the financial, logistical and capacity building needs of both the Malian forces and the African-led International Support Mission in Mali (AFISMA).
"Canada remains deeply concerned about the situation in Mali," said Minister Fantino. "We will continue to provide life-saving assistance to those most in need, particularly vulnerable women and children."
Canada has invested significantly to help the most vulnerable Malians in food security, nutrition, immunization, and access to basic health and educational services.
In the last year, Canadian humanitarian assistance has provided:
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For more information, media should contact:
Daniel Bezalel Richardsen
Press Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation