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Appeals & Funding
Minister Yelich outlines Canada’s support at the London Conference on Afghanistan
December 4, 2014 – London, United Kingdom - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Today, at the London Conference on Afghanistan, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, reaffirmed Canada’s continued commitment to improving the lives of and opportunities for Afghanistan’s most vulnerable, especially women and girls.
Canada’s leadership is helping to reduce chronic hunger and malnutrition, improve learning, and increase school attendance
November 18, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced Canada's continued support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) school feeding program in Afghanistan.
Canada’s support is helping improve the health, living conditions and protection of Afghans
September 6, 2014 – Ajax,Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and DevelopmentCanada
Today, the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced funding to support humanitarian operations in Afghanistan.
Canada’s contribution is helping improve the health, well-being and protection of children, women and their families
August 22, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Today, Devinder Shory, Member of Parliament for Calgary Northeast, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced funding for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for the provision of humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of children, women and their families in Afghanistan.
Emphasis on strengthening access to quality education and providing safe learning environments
February, 27, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
December 1, 2013 - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today concluded a successful visit to Kabul, during which she reinforced Canada’s ongoing commitment to helping Afghanistan achieve long-term peace and prosperity and to ensuring that it does not again become a base for terrorism directed against the international community. This was the Minister’s first visit to the country.
July 9, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Canada is investing an additional $18 million to combat the trade in narcotics in Afghanistan.
This counter-narcotics contribution is in addition to yesterday’s announcement by Canada of $227 million in development assistance to Afghanistan. This development assistance will be given over three years, starting in 2015.
Statement by Ambassador Glenn Davidson
Istanbul Process ministerial meeting on June 14, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan
I would like to begin by thanking the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Turkey, respectively, for hosting and chairing this much anticipated conference. Canada is honored to continue participating as a supporting nation. I regret that pressing parliamentary business has kept Foreign Minister Baird from representing us at this Conference.
By working with Afghan producers through the Canadian- funded Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme, World Food Program (WFP) is buying products locally and strengthening the domestic market.
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According to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: “Every child has the right to an education,” and, Article Forty-Three of the Afghan Constitution states: “Education is the right of all citizens of Afghanistan”.
Kabul, April 1st, 2012 — On March 31st, the Embassy of Canada hosted its first-ever blood drive in support of the Kabul Blood Bank. The drive was a great success and resulted in 100 units of blood donated to help Afghans.
Government Tables Final Report on Canada’s Priorities and Signature Projects in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
March 29, 2012 - The Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, today tabled, on behalf of the Government of Canada, its 14th and final report on Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan for the period 2008-2011.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Rona Ambrose, Minister for Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today issued the following statement:
“March 8 is International Women’s Day. This day celebrates the achievements of women around the world, and focuses on what must be done to achieve greater equality.
“The recent Ulema Council’s statement represents a dramatic step backwards for Afghan women. We expect the Government of Afghanistan to uphold its constitution and to distance itself from these outrageous remarks.
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Much has been accomplished over the past decade. Canada’s work is making a difference.
Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced the details of Canada's support to the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide relief food assistance for drought-affected populations in Afghanistan.
November 22, 2011 - Canada’s Chargé d'affaires Shelley Whiting marked Universal Children's Day by visiting the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH), the largest children’s hospital in Afghanistan.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today hailed a Canadian company’s winning bid for an important iron-ore mining contract in Afghanistan.
Kilo Goldmines, a Toronto-based company, has been awarded one of the four concession blocks of the Hajigak iron-ore deposit in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan province, as announced by the Afghan Ministry of Mines.
Government Reports on Canada’s Engagement in Afghanistan
(No. 11.143 - November 23, 2011 - 3:30 PM) The Honourable Peter MacKay Minister of National Defence, today tabled the Government of Canada’s thirteenth quarterly report on Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan.
"I am almost nine months pregnant, and during my pregnancy, I have never before been to any health facility for advice and support. Our nearest clinic was attacked and burnt around one year ago and now it is used as a military place," says Palwasha, a 19-year old Afghan woman.
By the World Food Programme (WPF) - Afghanistan
The Government of Canada is one of the most generous donors to the World Food Programme globally and also in Afghanistan. Since 2010, Canada has contributed approximately CDN$ 28 million to WFP’s operations, providing vital food assistance to vulnerable Afghans across the country. Among them are schoolchildren and patients recovering from tuberculosis, who are receiving food support thanks to Canada’s valuable contributions.