Sunday, October 23, 2016
1,750 refugees residing in Sudan have been resettled to Canada with the support of IOM Sudan so far this year, reaching 50% of Canada’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship commitment to resettle of 3,500 refugees residing in Sudan in this fiscal year ending 31 March 2017.
In Haiti, DFID is financing a Real-Time Evaluation (RTE) for Matthew’s emergency operation and is setting up a steering committee with the participation of key stakeholders, including donors. A Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) will soon be launched. Experts from the EU, World Bank, UNDP and Inter-America Development Bank (IADB) are already in-country. Preliminary results are expected by the third week of November. The UK is committing GBP 3 million to the fight against cholera.
The second Pacific Islands Climate Outlook Forum officially opened today with national, regional and international experts on climate services and disaster risk reduction present to explore common approaches and best practices for climate services that can be extended throughout the Pacific Island region.
With the cyclone season closing in, the two-day event hosted by the Fiji Meteorology Service in Nadi is placing a special focus on disaster risk reduction and the importance of climate information for community preparedness.
Le 14 octobre 2016 - Montréal, Québec - Affaires mondiales Canada
Au nom de la ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, le député de la circonscription fédérale de Bourassa et secrétaire parlementaire de la ministre du Revenu national, M. Emmanuel Dubourg, a annoncé aujourd’hui une aide humanitaire supplémentaire de 2 millions de dollars en réponse aux conséquences de l’ouragan Matthew en Haïti.
October 14, 2016 - Montréal, Quebec - Global Affairs Canada
On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Emmanuel Dubourg, Member of Parliament for Bourassa and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, today announced an additional $2 million in humanitarian assistance funding in response to the impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
By James Topham
As of this fall, War Child Canada will once again be operating programs in Iraq. War Child Canada worked in Iraq from 2001-2007 and, after receiving funding from the U.S. Department of State, will begin operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, with programs in Erbil and Kirkuk focusing on women’s economic development and education.
Thousands Flee ISIS, Settle in Iraqi Kurdistan
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
Le 8 octobre 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Affaires mondiales Canada
La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’une somme de 3,8 millions de dollars serait affectée à Haïti et à la région à la suite des évaluations des besoins qui y sont menées actuellement.
October 8, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced an allocation of $3.8 million in response to the needs assessments currently being conducted in Haiti and the region.
This funding follows the October 6 allocation of $780,000 to the Canadian Red Cross, Save the Children Canada, and Oxfam Canada to quickly respond to the ongoing situation in the Caribbean. This brings Canada’s total humanitarian aid contribution to $4.58 million.
October 7, 2016 - The magnitude of the natural disaster that has struck the island of Haiti is increasing by the hour, but we already know that we are facing a major crisis.
The Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund has been activated in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, allocating urgently needed resources to meet humanitarian needs in the Caribbean nations of Haiti and Cuba.
Early reports show more than 800 people have been killed in the Caribbean, with close to 100,000 people displaced and 350,000 people in need of assistance.
Le 6 octobre 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada
War Child is extraordinarily pleased to announce that our programs team will be receiving $14.5M from the Government of Canada for the enhancement of women and girls’ rights and the protection of children in Afghanistan. The funding, announced by the Government of Canada on October 4th, forms part of a $40M investment in the country to be rolled out over the next 5 years.
September 26, 2016 - Cartagena, Colombia - Global Affairs Canada
Canada is proud to support Colombia’s efforts to bring the longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere to a peaceful end. The agreement signed today in Colombia demonstrates the effectiveness and importance of negotiation, diplomacy, justice and institutional reform, hallmarks of Canada’s support of the Colombian people and government.
September 21, 2016 - New York City, New York - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is taking concrete action to prevent and respond to conflicts abroad and to support UN peace operations in building a more peaceful and prosperous world.
September 18, 2016 – New York City, New York
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all the people of Canada welcome the peace agreement signed in Colombia after so many decades of suffering.
UNITED NATIONS/NEW YORK CITY, September 19, 2016 – The Government of Canada, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Open Society Foundations have agreed to launch a joint initiative aimed at increasing private sponsorship of refugees around the world. Research demonstrates that privately sponsored refugees tend to have relatively early, positive integration and settlement outcomes, thanks in part to the social support provided by sponsors.
This update is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC across 16 countries from January-August 2016. These figures will be updated and expanded upon regularly and can be accessed via IDMC’s Global Internal Displacement Database (GIDD) which can be viewed at http://www.internal-displacement.org/database.
Thanks to a unique fund, 38,000 vulnerable residents of four separate countries received timely life-saving support over the summer from four members of the Humanitarian Coalition.
Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide