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24 Mar 2015 description

A large-scale tsunami response exercise will take place in the Caribbean on 25 March. The purpose of this exercise is to test the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, established in 2005 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). It is designed to evaluate the response capacity of Caribbean countries and adjacent regions* in the event of a dangerous tsunami. The organizers** of the test have prepared two scenarii.

24 Mar 2015 description

Canada increases its support in response to the humanitarian needs of those affected by Cyclone Pam

March 23, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional Canadian funding to support the work of World Vision Canada in responding to the humanitarian impact of Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu in the South Pacific on Friday, March 13, destroying thousands of homes.

19 Mar 2015 description

Highlights Canada’s commitment to advancing democracy, human rights, rule of law and support for civil society

March 18, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced today three initiatives to support Ukraine’s efforts in building a more peaceful, democratic and prosperous future for its people.

19 Mar 2015 description

Canada’s rapid response will ensure life-saving emergency relief is provided quickly

March 18, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional humanitarian assistance funding to help meet the urgent needs of those affected by Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu in the South Pacific on Friday, March 13 (local time).

17 Mar 2015 description

March 17, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced Canada’s ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions as well as $2.4 million in support of demining efforts, assistance to victims of explosive remnants of war and mines, and risk education. The Government of Canada will contribute:

10 Mar 2015 description

Press Release No. 15/102 March 9, 2015 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on February 5, 2015 launched a multi-donor trust fund to deliver capacity development in Somalia. The Somalia Trust Fund aims at improving macroeconomic institutions, policies, and data systems and will provide over nine (9) million dollars worth of technical assistance and training to Somalia over the next three years.

05 Mar 2015 description

Canada deploys multi-disciplinary team to tackle Ebola in Guinea and Ebola Rapid Response Team participates in Nova Scotia exercise

March 4, 2015 - Halifax, NS - Public Health Agency of Canada

02 Mar 2015 description

CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed gratitude to the government of Canada for its donation of CAD$10 million (US$ 8 million) to support WFP school feeding for children of Syrian refugees alongside Egyptian children.

“I thank Canada for this substantial contribution allowing WFP to extend school feeding to include many vulnerable Syrian refugee children as well as those from the Egyptian host community adversely affected by the refugee influx,” said Lubna Alaman, WFP Country Director and Representative in Egypt.

27 Feb 2015 description

De acuerdo a las autoridades hondureñas, ocho departamentos (49 municipios) tienen los más altos índices de inseguridad alimentaria y nutricional del país. Su ubicación dentro del “corredor seco”, una franja territorial que fue duramente afectada por una prolongada sequía en 2014, contribuye a esta vulnerabilidad. Funcionarios de la Embajada de Canadá visitaron recientemente un municipio para conocer el impacto de su apoyo un proyecto de nutrición que beneficia a miles de familias afectadas por la sequía.

24 Feb 2015 description

Más de 50 mil familias de la zona sur y occidente del país están obteniendo resultados esperanzadores con la puesta en práctica del programa Alianza para el Corredor Seco, iniciativa de la administración del presidente Juan Orlando Hernández que busca reducir la pobreza extrema en los municipios más vulnerables del país.

24 Feb 2015 description
report UN University

World Must Achieve International Water Goals to Preempt Looming Conflicts Born of Desperation: UN Report

Expect water supply of 2.9 billion people in 48 countries to fall short of needs in as little as 10 years

Corruption, siphoning 30% of water sector funding, must end for world development and security

Hold agriculture, energy sectors more accountable for water inefficiencies

03 Feb 2015 description

February 3, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Building on the Government of Canada’s strong record of providing support for an improved quality of life for the most vulnerable, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, Saskatchewan, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced funding to improve nutrition and food security in Kenya, Ghana and Nicaragua.

02 Feb 2015 description

Minister MacKay and MP Armstrong announce two projects that will help boost farmers’ productivity and resilience

February 1, 2015 - Truro, Nova Scotia - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

29 Jan 2015 description

Introduction

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced additional support to further promote economic and social stability in Ukraine, whose economy continues to face serious challenges, including from the Putin regime’s persistent aggression and occupation of Crimea.

The additional support – in the form of a second low-interest loan – aims to help Ukraine’s newly-elected government restore macroeconomic stability, promote sustainable growth, and support programming consistent with Canadian development priorities.

28 Jan 2015 description
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Key Outcomes Resources Assured for 2016-2020

Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives

Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.

27 Jan 2015 description

Kabul, Afghanistan – On January 20, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $5 million contribution to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to support nutrition in Afghanistan.

Nutrition is an important development priority of Afghanistan’s new National Unity Government. US-Canadian funds committed to the Canadian nutrition initiative total $18 million.

16 Jan 2015 description

January 16, 2015 - Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, issued the following statement regarding the situation in Southern Africa:

"Heavy seasonal rains in southeastern Africa have led to serious flooding and although the initial assessments of the situation are still underway, it is already clear that tens of thousands of people have been deeply affected.

13 Jan 2015 description

Minister Paradis is pleased to once again promote the sharing of Canadian expertise to support development in Haiti.

January 13, 2015 – Québec, Quebec – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis, held a press conference today to announce Canada’s support for the Sustainable Strengthening of Haitian Firefighters’ Response Capabilities project, which will be implemented by the city of Québec.