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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.

03 Nov 2016 description
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OTTAWA, November 2, 2016

Thanks to the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, Philippines residents affected by Typhoon Haima will receive immediate life-saving assistance from Humanitarian Coalition member CARE Canada.

31 Oct 2016 description

Octobre 30, 2016 - Jerash, Jordan

His Excellency Peter MacDougall, Ambassador of Canada to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, today announced two projects that will help strengthen the capacity of municipalities in Jordan to deliver essential services, and empower women to enter the work force.

Today’s announcement of more than $25 million demonstrates Canada’s commitment to work with partners to build local capacity in Jordanian communities and countries hosting large numbers of refugees.

28 Oct 2016 description

Thanks to the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, survivors of extensive flooding in Vietnam will receive immediate life-saving assistance from Humanitarian Coalition member Save the Children Canada.

27 Oct 2016 description

Ankara- Turkey, October 2016 (UNHCR): Ahmad and his family are packing up their bags to prepare for their move to Canada. The family, identified as vulnerable due to the chronic health conditions of their daughter Dania and the grandparents, will join over 5,200 vulnerable individuals who have departed for resettlement countries so far through UNHCR Turkey’s resettlement programme in 2016. “Do you know anything about Canada?” Ahmad’s younger brother Mohammed asks me.

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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.

21 Oct 2016 description
  • 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.

18 Oct 2016 description

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.

14 Oct 2016 description

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.

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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.