Canada Appeals for Calm in South Sudan

December 16, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada is concerned by the recent fighting in Juba and appeals for calm. We call for the rule of law to be obeyed, for the lives and property of civilians to be fully respected and for the political differences that may have led to this violence to be addressed through dialogue.”

The Government of Canada advises against all travel to South Sudan, including to the border areas and Juba, due to the present high level of armed conflict and violent crime.

Canadians are advised to remain indoors, to monitor local media and to be aware that the ability of Canadian officials to provide consular assistance in South Sudan is extremely limited. Canada will continue to monitor the situation.

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