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22 Jan 2017 description

19 Jan 2017 Écrit par Niakaling SISSOKO

L’Ambassadeur du Canada au Mali a remis ce matin 19 janvier 2017 les clés de 25 ambulances médicalisées au représentant du Ministre de la santé et de l’Hygiène Publique. La cérémonie a eu lieu au Ministère de la santé et de l’Hygiène Publique en présence de plusieurs personnalités.

20 Jan 2017 description

Slovakia - IOM announced today that over 1,000 refugees have been resettled through Slovakia’s emergency transit facility to the USA, Canada and Norway since 2009.

On Tuesday (17/01), 23 refugees departed from Slovakia and arrived safely in the US, bringing the number of refugees resettled from Slovakia’s Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne in other countries to 1,019, with 978 resettled in the United States.

19 Jan 2017 description

Who:

Oxfam Canada

What:

Earthquake - Indonesia

When:

December 2016

People assisted:

10,000

Funds provided:

$150,000

Humanitarian assistance provided:

Provide clean water, emergency shelter kits, cleaning supplies and hygiene kits

Background

05 Jan 2017 description

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today transferred US$9.8 million onto the electronic food assistance cards which it provides to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This funding, from Canada, will benefit more than 310,000 people who depend entirely on humanitarian support.

04 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

29 décembre 2016

S’il est difficile de tirer un bilan positif au terme d’une année aussi tragique que 2016, quelques réussites sont à relever. Voici quelques-uns des succès enregistrés récemment sur le plan humanitaire, assortis de nos mises en garde :

En lire plus sur IRIN

31 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN

It’s hard to see the silver lining around a year as awful as 2016, but a few good news stories did emerge. Here are some recent successes from the humanitarian world, with our caveats:

Read full story here

23 Dec 2016 description

Survivors of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Indonesia are receiving much needed assistance from Oxfam thanks to $150,000 provided through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund.

13 Dec 2016 description

Pakistan is building a sensitive system to find every last virus by training surveillance officers, scaling up the workforce and increasing environmental surveillance

In the last stages of polio eradication, a sensitive surveillance system that can detect every single poliovirus is indispensable to find it in its last hiding places. In Pakistan, surveillance for cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), subsequent testing and supplementary environmental sampling from the environment are informing the progress made towards eradication.

06 Dec 2016 description

Minister Dion announces $8 million in security, defence and stabilization assistance for Lebanon as he concludes a successful five-day visit

December 5, 2016 – Beirut, Lebanon - Global Affairs Canada

23 Nov 2016 description

Le 23 novembre 2016 - Antananarivo, Madagascar - Affaires mondiales Canada

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé aujourd’hui, depuis Madagascar, que le gouvernement du Canada accorde plus de 7,5 millions de dollars pour trois projets qui seront mis en œuvre à Madagascar.

23 Nov 2016 description

November 23, 2016 - Antananarivo, Madagascar - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced, from Madagascar, that the Government of Canada is providing over $7.5 million for three projects that will be implemented in Madagascar.

19 Nov 2016 description

November 18, 2016 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $54 million in funding to support various humanitarian and development projects in Haiti.

18 Nov 2016 description

Le Canada a annoncé aujourd’hui l’octroi de 54 millions de dollars d’aide au développement pour des projets en Haïti afin de répondre aux besoins alimentaires urgents et d’effectuer des investissements à long terme pour assurer la viabilité et la résilience, en particulier dans le secteur agricole.

Programme alimentaire mondial - 1,6 million de dollars

16 Nov 2016 description

SG/SM/18271-PAL/2208-REF/1247

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement today by the Government of Canada that it was resuming support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by donating Can$25 million for the essential health, education, relief and social services and humanitarian programmes that the Agency undertakes for the benefit of 5.3 million Palestine refugees.

16 Nov 2016 description

November 16, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced funding to support education, health and social services for millions of vulnerable Palestinian refugees, as well as urgent humanitarian assistance.

08 Nov 2016 description

November 7, 2016 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Global Affairs Canada

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable James Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced renewed funding to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), to help provide food to people affected by humanitarian crises.

08 Nov 2016 description

During his November 7, 2016, visit to Nigeria, Minister Dion announced that Canada is providing $395,000 to the Lagos State Ministry of Health to help in the design of a new biological laboratory and secure repository (biobank) of infectious diseases, such as Ebola virus disease and Lassa fever. The objective is to ensure fail-safe readiness for any subsequent breakouts of such diseases.

08 Nov 2016 description

November 7, 2016 - Abuja, Nigeria - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today visited Abuja, Nigeria, to build on Canada’s relationship with Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest single economy.

07 Nov 2016 description
report Amref Health Africa

By Maureen Cherongis

Amref Health Africa in Kenya on November 4, 2016 launched a four year project (2016-2020) aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and children in four sub-counties of Siaya County namely Alego-Usonga, Ugunja, Ugenya and Bondo.

06 Nov 2016 description

Canada will provide $12.8 million to PLAN Canada over four years, from 2016 to 2020, for a project in Mozambique to support the health and rights of women and girls.