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Canada to launch humanitarian pathway for people affected by the conflict in Sudan

December 28, 2023—Ottawa—Canada is deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in Sudan, and for the safety and well-being of the Sudanese people. We continue to support the people of Sudan who are striving for peace and an end to violence in the country.

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a new family-based humanitarian pathway for Sudanese and non-Sudanese nationals who resided in Sudan when the conflict began on April 15, 2023, so they can reunite on a permanent basis with their family in Canada.

To be eligible, applicants must be a child of any age, grandchild, parent, grandparent, or sibling of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is living in Canada. Their family connection in Canada will also need to agree to support them and help them build their new life in Canada. More information will be available on the IRCC website soon so people can prepare what they need to apply through the pathway.

These actions build on temporary immigration measures already in place for Sudanese temporary residents in Canada who may be unable to return home due to the situation in their country, and for family members of Canadians and permanent residents who fled Sudan and came to Canada before July 15, 2023.

Canada is working closely with the international community and regional partners to support a peaceful resolution of the conflict. We are also providing international assistance in Sudan, including humanitarian assistance such as funding for emergency food and nutrition assistance, clean water, hygiene, sanitation, health and protection services. We will continue to work with our partners to support efforts to address the needs of vulnerable people affected by violence and insecurity across the country.


Link:, dated December 28, 2023 5:04 pm

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