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17 Feb 2017 description

Thursday, 16 February 2017 13:21 GMT

1,000 Rohingya refugees identified as priorities for resettlement on medical grounds or because they have been separated from their family members

By Krishna N. Das

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation, a senior official at the agency said.

08 Feb 2017 description

Le 8 février 2017 - Port-au-Prince, Haïti - Affaires mondiales Canada

08 Feb 2017 description

February 8, 2017 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced five development projects in Haiti. Canada’s health and welfare focus in the country aims to improve the health and rights of women and children, support initiatives in child protection and continue to increase the access to and completion of basic education, with a focus on girls.

07 Feb 2017 description
report Guardian

Uncertainty caused by Trump’s policies has pushed asylum seekers to take long, risky routes that in one case cost two Ghanian men several fingers to frostbite

A growing number of asylum seekers are braving freezing cold temperatures to walk into Canada from the US, driven by fears of what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for refugees, advocates say.

31 Jan 2017 description

KASULU – Selected refugees at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in western Tanzania have received a cash transfer from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), replacing part of their monthly food rations. These refugees now receiving cash in addition to food are part of a three-month pilot programme covering 10,000 refugees. The cash component is being funded by Canada through a CAD 500,000 (US$385,000) contribution to WFP.

31 Jan 2017 description

Ottawa, January 31, 2017 – Inclusivity, diversity and acceptance have taken on a greater meaning in light of recent events around the world. Those values are important to the Humanitarian Coalition, and today we are taking another step to reflect Canada’s multiculturalism and diversity in how Canada comes to the aid of survivors of international crises.

31 Jan 2017 description

Addis Ababa January 31/2017 The response made by the Ethiopian government in curbing the El Nino induced drought over the previous year is commendable and among the best by global standards, Canada’s Ambassador to Ethiopia said.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, Ambassador Philip Baker commended the strong and timely response made by the government and other stakeholders toward mitigating the effects of the drought.

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


Oxfam Canada


Earthquake - Indonesia


December 2016

People assisted:


Funds provided:


Humanitarian assistance provided:

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


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