International Development Minister Heads To East Africa
Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, on Friday announced that he will travel to Rwanda, Kenya, and South Sudan.
During Minister Sajjan’s time in Africa, he will meet with regional representatives to discuss everything from peace and security to women in politics to education.
He will also visit international, Canadian, and local partners who are on the front lines of providing humanitarian support to refugees and internally displaced persons and working to improve health care, nutrition, and food security across Eastern Africa, according to a press release.
As the impacts of disruptions on global food systems and the effects of climate change are felt more strongly by the most vulnerable people, including those already facing humanitarian crises, Canada continues to support humanitarian partners to help meet emergency food and nutrition needs while also working with development partners to address long-term challenges and strengthen local resilience.