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05 Mar 2015 description

Canada deploys multi-disciplinary team to tackle Ebola in Guinea and Ebola Rapid Response Team participates in Nova Scotia exercise

March 4, 2015 - Halifax, NS - Public Health Agency of Canada

02 Mar 2015 description

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to the government of Canada for its donation of CAD$10 million (US$ 8 million) to support WFP school feeding for children of Syrian refugees alongside Egyptian children.

“I thank Canada for this substantial contribution allowing WFP to extend school feeding to include many vulnerable Syrian refugee children as well as those from the Egyptian host community adversely affected by the refugee influx,” said Lubna Alaman, WFP Country Director and Representative in Egypt.

27 Feb 2015 description

De acuerdo a las autoridades hondureñas, ocho departamentos (49 municipios) tienen los más altos índices de inseguridad alimentaria y nutricional del país. Su ubicación dentro del “corredor seco”, una franja territorial que fue duramente afectada por una prolongada sequía en 2014, contribuye a esta vulnerabilidad. Funcionarios de la Embajada de Canadá visitaron recientemente un municipio para conocer el impacto de su apoyo un proyecto de nutrición que beneficia a miles de familias afectadas por la sequía.

24 Feb 2015 description

Más de 50 mil familias de la zona sur y occidente del país están obteniendo resultados esperanzadores con la puesta en práctica del programa Alianza para el Corredor Seco, iniciativa de la administración del presidente Juan Orlando Hernández que busca reducir la pobreza extrema en los municipios más vulnerables del país.

03 Feb 2015 description

February 3, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Building on the Government of Canada’s strong record of providing support for an improved quality of life for the most vulnerable, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, Saskatchewan, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced funding to improve nutrition and food security in Kenya, Ghana and Nicaragua.

02 Feb 2015 description

Minister MacKay and MP Armstrong announce two projects that will help boost farmers’ productivity and resilience

February 1, 2015 - Truro, Nova Scotia - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

29 Jan 2015 description


Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced additional support to further promote economic and social stability in Ukraine, whose economy continues to face serious challenges, including from the Putin regime’s persistent aggression and occupation of Crimea.

The additional support – in the form of a second low-interest loan – aims to help Ukraine’s newly-elected government restore macroeconomic stability, promote sustainable growth, and support programming consistent with Canadian development priorities.

28 Jan 2015 description
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Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives

Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.

27 Jan 2015 description

Kabul, Afghanistan – On January 20, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $5 million contribution to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to support nutrition in Afghanistan.

Nutrition is an important development priority of Afghanistan’s new National Unity Government. US-Canadian funds committed to the Canadian nutrition initiative total $18 million.

16 Jan 2015 description

January 16, 2015 - Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, issued the following statement regarding the situation in Southern Africa:

"Heavy seasonal rains in southeastern Africa have led to serious flooding and although the initial assessments of the situation are still underway, it is already clear that tens of thousands of people have been deeply affected.

13 Jan 2015 description

Minister Paradis is pleased to once again promote the sharing of Canadian expertise to support development in Haiti.

January 13, 2015 – Québec, Quebec – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis, held a press conference today to announce Canada’s support for the Sustainable Strengthening of Haitian Firefighters’ Response Capabilities project, which will be implemented by the city of Québec.

13 Jan 2015 description

Support for innovative scale-up project with SickKids expected to improve the health and survival of approximately 6.7 million newborns and children in Ghana

January 13, 2015 - Toronto, Canada - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

13 Jan 2015 description

Le gouvernement du Canada octroie une contribution financière de 2 640 000 $ à la Ville de Québec pour la mise en œuvre du projet Renforcement durable des capacités d’intervention des sapeurs-pompiers haïtiens, de 2015 à 2017.

La caserne de pompiers de Port-au-Prince a été lourdement endommagée par le séisme du 12 janvier 2010 et elle représente un danger grave pour les employés. De plus, le service d’incendie haïtien, qui est sous la responsabilité de la Police nationale d’Haïti, ne dispose pas de formation spécialisée distincte.

09 Jan 2015 description

Development and Peace has received an additional $2.4 million from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Canada to continue its humanitarian response in Northern Iraq, where there are currently over 500,000 people who have been displaced from their homes due to violent conflict.

07 Jan 2015 description

Le Canada annonce la prochaine phase de l’intervention en réponse aux crises en Syrie, en Iraq et dans toute la région

07 Jan 2015 description

Canada announces next phase of response to crises in Syria, Iraq and the broader region

31 Dec 2014 description

OTTAWA — In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and following an acclimatization period, 37 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff commenced operations today in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.

CAF military doctors nurses, medics and support staff are operating at the UK’s Kerry Town Treatment Unit (KTTU). Canadians are working alongside their British counterparts in providing essential medical care to local and international health care workers.

23 Dec 2014 description

Parliamentary Secretary Menegakis and Senator Enverga visit a water purification kit manufacturing plant that helps victims of Typhoon Hagupit

December 23, 2014 – Richmond Hill, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

22 Dec 2014 description

Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone

12 Dec 2014 description

The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.

As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.