Canada Humanitarian Aid

Canada Can Afford to Help South Sudan, But Won't Pay Up

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

In recent months members of Parliament have debated three of the world's major crises, in Ukraine, Syria, and the Central African Republic. There is another crisis, though, that Canada has neglected so far -- the political and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. It's not as though the money is not available; we are nearing the end of the fiscal year, and last year the Conservatives allowed nearly $300 million of the aid budget to lapse. South Sudan is supposed to be a priority country for Canada.