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26 Aug 2016 description

Canada announces comprehensive, coordinated approach to support Canadian interests and UN peace efforts

August 26, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada is taking concrete actions to prevent and respond to conflicts abroad and to support UN peace operations in building a more peaceful and prosperous world.

26 Aug 2016 description

Le Canada annonce une approche globale et coordonnée pour soutenir les intérêts canadiens et les efforts de paix des Nations Unies

Le 26 août 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada

Le gouvernement du Canada prend des mesures concrètes pour prévenir les conflits à l’étranger et réagir à ceux-ci, ainsi que pour soutenir les opérations de paix des Nations Unies (ONU) afin de bâtir un monde plus paisible et plus prospère.

17 Aug 2016 description

The Operations and Movement Management Unit was established for effective implementation of refugee resettlement and migrants’ assisted voluntary return and reintegration in line with IOM’s global principle of providing dignified, orderly and cost effective services to:
• Refugees hosted in Sudan and selected for resettlement in third countries
• Migration health processing for travel abroad
• Vulnerable migrants willing to voluntarily return to Sudan
• Humanitarian evacuation

09 Aug 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Around the World, Indigenous Peoples Suffer Violence, Discrimination, and Exclusion

By Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu

The rights of indigenous peoples around the world are more often breached than observed – something we should remember today, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

04 Aug 2016 description

Ahead of September summits focused on refugees, nine countries pledge to work together to strengthen protection for refugees fleeing Central America.

GENEVA – A pledge by nine countries from North and Central America to work together to strengthen the protection of refugees fleeing Central America has been welcomed by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as a landmark step ahead of UN and US summits next month on refugees and migrants.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Redhum

Honduras, 26 de Julio 2016
Fuente: Hondudiario.com

El Gobierno de Canadá anunció este lunes una contribución de CAD$ 19.5 millones al proyecto PRONIÑEZ. La cifra representa poco más de 341 millones de lempiras para apoyar la protección de la infancia y el fortalecimiento de la justicia juvenil.

19 Jul 2016 description

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced that Canada has pledged $158 million over three years to support humanitarian and stabilization efforts for the people of Iraq and up to $200 million in additional financing to the Government of Iraq.

14 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

Private sponsors ease refugees into new lives

By Brynna Leslie, IRIN Contributor

OTTAWA, 14 July 2016

Shortly after midnight on 31 December 2015, Iman and Zaher Ahmad* and their two young daughters arrived at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada after a 14-hour flight from Beirut.

They didn’t speak English. Not a word. There was confusion as they were moved into lines with other Syrians to be processed by immigration officials at Canada’s largest airport.

07 Jul 2016 description
report HALO Trust

Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has today announced that it will commit CAD$12,500,000 to The HALO Trust for mine clearance in Colombia over the next five years.

The announcement follows the historic ‘End of conflict’ agreement reached last month between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP.

06 Jul 2016 description

July 5, 2016 – Bogotá, Colombia

Check against delivery. This speech has been translated in accordance with the Government of Canada’s official languages policy and edited for posting and distribution in accordance with its communications policy.

I am pleased to be with you today on this historic occasion in Colombia.

For some 60 years, Canada and Colombia have maintained a rich and diverse relationship.

It is a relationship characterized by bilateral trade and major private-sector investment.

05 Jul 2016 description
report El Espectador

El apoyo económico se concentrará en cinco proyectos clave que ayudarán a las víctimas del conflicto armado y beneficiarán a mujeres y niños.

Una partida presupuestal de 57.4 millones de dólares canadienses (44 millones de dólares) anunció este martes la Ministra de Desarrollo Internacional y la Francofonía, Marie-Claude Bibeau, para ayudar en la financiación de proyectos de desarrollo tras la firma de un acuerdo final de paz con las Farc.

04 Jul 2016 description

4 July 2016, GENEVA – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today hailed as “a major breakthrough” the announcement by Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, Canada, President Barack Obama, USA; and President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico, that they will take sweeping action to achieve 50% clean power generation by 2025 and cooperate on reducing disaster risk.

20 Jun 2016 description

In 2016, the Canadian Orientation Abroad (COA) program celebrates an important milestone – having provided pre-arrival settlement support to 200,000 Canada-bound refugees and immigrants.

It is 7:30am and already a group of 23 refugees patiently waits in the COA training room at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) mission in Nairobi, Kenya.

Today is their first day of a three-day orientation session.

14 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 13 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - Debido a la multitud de conflictos y crisis que causan una cantidad record de desplazamientos alrededor del mundo, el reasentamiento ha asumido un papel cada vez más vital en los esfuerzos del ACNUR para encontrar soluciones y abogar por un reparto de responsabilidades más justo para los refugiados, de acuerdo con un informe emitido hoy en una reunión anual en Ginebra.

13 Jun 2016 description

Avec une multitude de conflits et de crises générant des déplacements de populations sans précédent à travers le monde, la réinstallation s’avère essentielle dans les efforts du HCR pour trouver des solutions et plaider pour un partage équitable des responsabilités dans l’aide aux réfugiés, peut-on lire dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR.

09 Jun 2016 description
report Project HOPE

Millwood, VA, June 9, 2016

Medical volunteers from Project HOPE, the global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, have joined Pacific Partnership 2016, the 11th annual humanitarian aid mission and disaster response exercise led by the U.S. Navy to the Asia Pacific Region. Traveling aboard the USNS Mercy, a 1,000-bed hospital ship, the medical volunteers will support the U.S. Navy and partner nations by providing medical care, teaching medical topics and implementing side-by-side trainings with local health care professionals.

03 Jun 2016 description

Guatemala, 3 de junio de 2016.- El Gobierno de Canadá anunció hoy que contribuirá con 3 millones de dólares canadienses (más de 2.2 millones de dólares estadounidenses) a las operaciones que el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) desarrolla en Centroamérica para apoyar a las familias en situación vulnerable a causa de las sequías que vienen afectando el corredor seco centroamericano desde 2013, y que este año continuarán con efectos agudos debido a su recurrencia.

31 May 2016 description

May 2016

Canada participated in the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting and the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva last week. The meetings focused on taking action on a number of global health priorities to help achieve positive health results here and abroad.

At the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting, Ministers committed to a number of actions focussed on strengthening health systems and improving countries' capacities to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats.

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
12,230

Population profile

Gender
Female 50% Male 50%

Age
18 years and above: 56%
5-17 years: 31%
Below 5 years: 13%

Ethnicity
Karen 86% Burman 8% Mon 2% Other 4%

Religion
Christian 36% Buddhist 44% Muslim 20%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent data changes to-date

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
2,849*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 14%

Ethnicity
Karen 94% Mon 3% Other 3%

Religion
Christian 84% Buddhist 16%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population