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03 May 2015 description

May 2, 2015 - Toronto, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Team members from Canadian Forces Base Trenton will deploy immediately to Nepal, along with civilian, political and humanitarian personnel from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, at the direction of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and under the oversight of Canada’s High Commission to India, which is accredited to Nepal.

03 May 2015 description

May 2, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced today that the Government of Canada will provide an additional $5 million in humanitarian assistance funding in response to the appeal launched by the United Nations. This funding will help United Nations humanitarian agencies address the critical needs of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

02 May 2015 description

The Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies are pleased to announce that as of today we have raised a total of $2.6 Million for relief efforts in Nepal.

02 May 2015 description

TORONTO (May 1, 2015) – Canada’s pharmaceutical industry is rallying a response to the Nepal earthquake through donations of essential medicines requested by Health Partners International of Canada’s partners, mobile hospitals and medical teams, on the ground.

“Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) anticipates leaving Toronto and Vancouver tomorrow equipped with the first Physician Travel Packs provided by HPIC for Nepal,” said Alexandra Wilson, HPIC’s Manager of Emergency Relief.

01 May 2015 description

OTTAWA, 1 May 2015 – The Canadian Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada has launched the first call for proposals within the CAD$ 200 million (approx. US$ 165 million) National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP), as part of the Government’s commitment to build safer and more resilient communities.

29 Apr 2015 description

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Wednesday 4/29/2015 - 21:43 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged Can$122.8 million Wednesday to help Jordan cope with a massive influx of Syrian refugees and boost its counterterrorism capabilities.

Both Canada and Jordan are part of the US-led military mission targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes.

Jordan has also taken in 1.5 million refugees fleeing fighting in Syria, a number equal to 20-25 percent of its population.

29 Apr 2015 description

April 26, 2015 - Richmond Hill, Ontario - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announces $1 million in humanitarian assistance funding to GlobalMedic to help reduce the vulnerability of people affected by the civil unrest in Iraq and those who are internally displaced.

29 Apr 2015 description

April 28, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, joined Conrad Sauvé, Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC), in the deployment of CRC delegates as part of an emergency health care unit responding to the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

27 Apr 2015 description

April 27, 2015 - Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

27 Apr 2015 description

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Monday 4/27/2015 - 18:46 GMT

Canada on Monday sent a C-17 military transport plane loaded with emergency supplies to Nepal and ordered 150 troops on standby to travel overseas to help earthquake victims.

"We join the rest of the world in mourning the tragic loss of life that has occurred in Nepal and throughout the region as a result of Saturday's earthquake," Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said.

26 Apr 2015 description

April 26, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the people affected by the impact and aftershocks of the earthquake in Nepal and Northern India. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

26 Apr 2015 description

April 25, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced today that the Government of Canada will support experienced humanitarian organizations with $5 million to provide life-saving assistance to meet the urgent needs of people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Canada is also a contributor to international rapid response mechanisms that ensure partner organizations are able to act immediately at the onset of a crisis.

24 Apr 2015 description

MANAGUA –El Gobierno de Canadá aprobó una contribución de 10 millones de dólares canadienses (cerca de 8 millones de dólares estadounidenses) para el Programa “Compras para el Progreso – P4P”, que desarrolla el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) con instituciones del Gobierno de Nicaragua y agricultores y agricultoras organizados en asociaciones y cooperativas del norte del país.

20 Apr 2015 description

Canada supports an initiative to improve access to quality education

April 20, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

17 Apr 2015 description

Canada is committed to ensuring the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children and youth have access to quality education

April 16, 2015 - Washington, D.C. - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

16 Apr 2015 description

Minister Yelich delivers Canadian statement at United Nations Security Council open debate on sexual violence in conflict

April 15, 2015 - New York City, New York - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), on behalf of the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced an additional $5.5 million to fight sexual and gender-based violence.

15 Apr 2015 description

CDN $2.5 million investment package through partnership between Grand Challenges Canada and the 'Grand Challenges India' initiative of the Department Of Biotechnology, Government Of India

11 Apr 2015 description

Canada supporting humanitarian efforts in Yemen to help those suffering from ongoing conflict

April 10, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional humanitarian assistance funding to help meet the immediate needs of millions of conflict-affected people in Yemen.

08 Apr 2015 description

Canada and GPEI sign C$ 20 million contribution for IPV introductions in non-Gavi-eligible countries

30 Mar 2015 description

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Royal Health Awareness Society and the Ministry of Education, has started a pilot project to provide school meals to around 2,300 students in 10 public schools in Madaba governorate in central Jordan.