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24 Nov 2015 description

24 novembre 2015 – Ottawa (Ontario) – Le gouvernement du Canada prend immédiatement des mesures pour accueillir 25 000 réfugiés syriens au Canada aussi vite que possible, dans le cadre d’un plan national en cinq phases. Le Canada peut et doit faire plus pour venir en aide aux réfugiés syriens qui cherchent désespérément un milieu sécuritaire, en leur offrant un nouveau foyer.

24 Nov 2015 description

November 24, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is taking immediate action to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada as quickly as possible, through a five-phase national plan. Canada can and will do more to help Syrian refugees who are desperately seeking safety, by offering them a new home.

24 Nov 2015 description

Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

23 Nov 2015 description

11/23/2015 - 21:14 GMT

by Michel COMTE

Canada will accept only whole families, lone women or children in its mass resettlement of Syrian refugees while unaccompanied men -- considered a security risk -- will be turned away, it emerged Monday.

Since the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists, a plan by new leader Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fast-track the intake of 25,000 refugees by year's end has faced growing criticism in Canada.

21 Nov 2015 description

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Saturday 11/21/2015 - 17:02 GMT

Canada plans to fly in 900 Syrian refugees a day as of next month, according to media reports, as the defense minister said showing compassion for these people sends a message to Islamic State extremists.

Canadian officials said details of a plan to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees by year's end would be announced Tuesday.

18 Nov 2015 description

ADDIS ABABA – Thanks to timely contributions from key donors, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is able to continue food distributions later this month for more than 1.5 million people in the Somali region of Ethiopia, and can scale up nutrition help to more than 700,000 children and nursing mothers in the most drought-affected areas. The scaling up of food and nutrition support is crucial to prevent vulnerable people falling into a deeper crisis.

10 Nov 2015 description

Geneva, 10.11.2015

UNHCR today welcomed the announcement by the Government of Canada to take in a further 25,000 Syrian refugees through humanitarian admission programmes by the end of 2015.

10 Nov 2015 description

November 9, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Office of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the creation of a new Cabinet ad hoc committee to help bring Syrian refugees to Canada.

An Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees will be a driving force in delivering on the government’s commitment to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of 2015.

The ad hoc committee will include the following members:

05 Nov 2015 description

The Humanitarian Coalition announced that Oxfam-Québec will use $250,000 from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) to help refugees in Algeria affected by flooding.

The need

Between October 16 and 24, 2015, torrential rains hit five Saharan refugee camps in Southern Algeria. The severity and amplitude of the resulting floods is unprecedented for the region: more than 11,411 homes were either completely destroyed or made uninhabitable. In one of the camps, the DAKHLA, 100% of the homes are now uninhabitable.

02 Nov 2015 description

Canada is well known for many things – maple syrup, hockey, snow, and perhaps mostly for the kindness and politeness of its people. It should not then come as a surprise that while the world is struggling to find solutions to a growing migrant and refugee crisis, the Canadian government and people seem to have found an innovative approach to expressing their compassion and fulfilling their obligation – the private sponsorship of refugees.

30 Oct 2015 description

October 29, 2015

Canadian humanitarian agencies will be better able to respond to global emergencies that may not get the attention they deserve.

The Humanitarian Coalition and its members are proud to announce that, after a successful one-year pilot phase in 2014, the Canadian government has extended its funding to the Humanitarian Coalition’s Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) for an additional three years with a total budget of $9.5 million.

14 Oct 2015 description

For more than 20 years, AstraZeneca has been a major partner in the work of Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) to increase access to medicine for the most vulnerable communities in the world.

Over the next year, we expect AstraZeneca to surpass $25 million in donated medicines to HPIC. AstraZeneca also contributes a major financial gift every year to assure the general funding of HPIC’s healing mission.

AstraZeneca regularly donates anesthetic injections, such as Xylocaine and Diprivan, requested by surgical mission teams.

14 Oct 2015 description

World Vision has recently inaugurated one of the six boreholes it has drilled around areas in Erbil Governorate where water supply is critical. Erbil’s Water Directorate official Engineer Aveen Tahseen said the facilities are crucial in helping boost the supply in the city.

“We appreciate that World Vision has taken the initiative to look into this need and is providing the city with the much-needed assistance which is very critical at this point”, she said during the simple ceremony held in Darato sub-district.

13 Oct 2015 description
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Where do we go from here? People with specific needs and the quest for durable solutions

12 Oct 2015 description

Pledges confirmed since 2013: 96,688
Additional places/visas granted under other forms of admission: 14,074
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 19,646
TOTAL places made available to date: 130,408

23 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Christopher Tidey / 15 September 2015

There are many stories at the reception centre for refugees and migrants in Gevgelija, in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Every girl and boy, every man and woman who passes through this place has one. There are stories of war and hardship. Of bombed out schools and homes. Stories with many villains and very few heroes.

20 Sep 2015 description

September 19, 2015 — Scarborough — The Government of Canada today announced additional measures to deal with the humanitarian crisis emanating from Syria and Iraq. It is also making it easier for Canadians to take action.

16 Sep 2015 description

Humanitarian Coalition welcomes new Government of Canada Syria Emergency Relief Fund and calls for increased support

The Humanitarian Coalition welcomes the Government of Canada’s recent creation of a matching fund in response to the conflict in Syria, and commitment to provide greater government investment in humanitarian assistance to Syria as well as neighbouring countries on the front lines of the crisis. This includes humanitarian organizations providing life-saving water, food, shelter, education, health services and protection, especially for women and children.

15 Sep 2015 description
report Canadian Red Cross

La Croix-Rouge canadienne envoie des lits de camp et des couvertures pour soutenir les opérations d’aide aux réfugiés de la Croix-Rouge allemande

La Croix-Rouge canadienne a dépêché 10 000 lits de camp et couvertures (soit 20 000 articles en tout) afin de soutenir les opérations menées par la Croix-Rouge allemande dans les divers camps et centres d’accueil qui offrent des secours aux réfugiés en Allemagne.

12 Sep 2015 description

September 12, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Government of Canada announced today the creation of the Syria Emergency Relief Fund.

The Government will match every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the impact of the conflict in Syria, up to $100 million, effective immediately and until December 31, 2015.