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Canada Providing Additional Humanitarian Assistance Support 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.

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Canada Champions Education for Children in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries

Emphasis on strengthening access to quality education and providing safe learning environments

February, 27, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Minister of State Yelich Wraps Up Successful Visit to Kabul

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.

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Canada Announces Additional Support for Counter-Narcotics Efforts in Afghanistan

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.

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Statement by Ambassador Glenn Davidson at the Istanbul Process ministerial meeting

Statement by Ambassador Glenn Davidson

Istanbul Process ministerial meeting on June 14, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan

Your Excellencies,

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.

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Canadian Contribution to the World Food Program Helps Afghan Factories to Produce High Energy Cookies For Children in Afghanistan

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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Canada supports education in Afghanistan

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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”.

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The Embassy of Canada hosts a blood drive in support of the Kabul Blood Bank

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.

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Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan - Fourteenth and Final Report to Parliament

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.

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Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

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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Canada’s New Role 2011-2014

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Much has been accomplished over the past decade. Canada’s work is making a difference.

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Minister Oda announces support for drought-affected in Afghanistan

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.

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Embassy of Canada marks Universal Children’s Day with visit to Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health

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.

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Canadian Investment Supports Post-Combat Development 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.

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Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan - Quarterly Report to Parliament for the Period of April 1 to June 30, 2011

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.

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A safe haven for pregnant women in southern 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.

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Aiding vulnerable populations in Afghanistan

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.

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PM champions Global Polio Eradication Efforts

28 October 2011 Perth, Australia

Prime Minister Harper today announced additional Canadian support to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). The announcement was made on the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia, where leaders reiterated their commitment to working together to put an end to this devastating disease.

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Edmonton Police Officer Donates E-Readers to Afghan School

On October 20th, 2011, Canada’s Acting Head of Mission Philip MacKinnon and Detective Ken Brander, a member of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), donated 11 Kobo e-readers to a group of female students of the School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA). Each e-reader comes with 50 classic books pre-loaded, which will greatly increase the number of books available at the SOLA library and allow young Afghan students to perfect their reading skills.

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Canada’s Continued Support in the Fight Against Polio

On September 17, 2011, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the National Immunization Days campaign, which is part of intensified efforts to wipe out polio from the country.

Thanks to these efforts, almost eighty-five per cent of Afghanistan is now deemed polio-free, and transmission of the virus is largely constrained to the south of the country.