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Canada supporting farmers in the Philippines

Funding announced to promote skills development and improve access to markets for farmers

July 21, 2014 – Manila, Philippines – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced Canadian support for a project that will help farmers enhance their business management skills and financial literacy, and access better farming practices and markets for their products.

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World + 7 others
Le Canada se porte à la défense des filles à l’occasion d’un sommet mondial pour mettre fin au mariage d’enfants

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères John Baird a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il assistera au Sommet sur les filles 2014 à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, afin d’appuyer les efforts mondiaux déployés pour mettre fin aux mariages précoces et forcés ainsi qu’à la mutilation génitale des femmes.

« Le mariage d’enfants est un problème mondial qui exige une action concertée de tous les pays, a déclaré le ministre Baird. Son élimination donnera aux femmes et aux filles l’autonomie dont elles ont besoin pour contribuer au développement et à la prospérité de leurs collectivités. »

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Philippines + 1 other
Le Canada appuie les agriculteurs aux Philippines

Annonce d’un financement qui aidera les agriculteurs à accroître leurs compétences et à accéder aux marchés

Le 21 juillet 2014 – Manille (Philippines) – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

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Philippines + 1 other
ACF Interventions in Zamboanga, Leyte and Tacloban

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Nine months into recovery and reconstruction efforts after armed faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) engaged the Philippines security forces in Zamboanga on 9 September 2014, ACF International, the world’s leading organization in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, is continuing providing a range of essential support to complement government efforts for the 25,670 displaced people, among them 13,000 in Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Stadium and thousands more in other evacuation centers.

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Philippines + 1 other
Minister Paradis announces support for those affected by Typhoon Rammasun

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

July 21, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced up to $250,000 in humanitarian assistance to help meet the urgent needs of those affected by Typhoon Rammasun.

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Canada provides additional support in response to flooding in the Balkans

Canada’s contribution will support demining activities to help ensure safety in the Balkans

July 17, 2014 - Brussels, Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

On behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) announced an additional $100,000 in humanitarian assistance funding to help meet the need for demining efforts as a result of the severe flooding in the Balkans.

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Canada Provides Humanitarian Assistance to the Great Lakes Region of Africa

Canada will support the work of the ICRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries

July 11, 2014 - Vermillion, Alberta - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Leon Benoit, Member of Parliament for Vegreville – Wainwright, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced that Canada will support the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

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Cambodia + 6 others
Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 11 July 2014, vol. 89, 28 (pp. 309–320) [EN/FR]

Contents

  • 309 Human cases of influenza at the human-animal interface, 2013

Sommaire

  • 309 Cas humains de grippe à l’interface homme-animal, 2013

Human cases of influenza at the human–animal interface, 2013

This report describes the epidemiology of the 39 laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection that were reported from 7 countries during 2013, and summarizes the information on human infections with other nonseasonal influenza viruses.

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World + 20 others
Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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Canada + 7 others
Ending Child Marriage: Canada Speaks Up for Rights of Girls Worldwide

July 4, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Canada is contributing $20 million over two years to UNICEF toward ending child, early and forced marriage.

“Today’s announcement is the latest step in Canada’s campaign to end child, early and forced marriage”, said Baird. “This troubling practice is a violation of human rights and also hinders economic development. When girls can’t reach their full potential, everyone suffers—girls, their communities and their countries.”

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Pakistan + 1 other
Canada Donates 6.7 Million Dollars Towards WFP Programmes In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$6.7 million from the Government of Canada for nutrition, school feeding and relief activities in Pakistan.

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Sudan + 1 other
Canada Supports WFP’s Fight Against Hunger And Malnutrition In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a generous contribution from the Government of Canada towards WFP emergency operations in Sudan. The contribution of CAD 5 million (US$4.5 million) will be used to support WFP’s emergency food assistance in Sudan.

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Fuerzas aéreas de once países de América acuerdan cooperación en desastres

Report
Redhum

Representantes de las fuerzas aéreas de once países de América firmaron hoy un memorando de entendimiento, cooperación y ayuda mutua en materia de desastres, en una conferencia internacional que se lleva a cabo en la ciudad colombiana de Medellín.

El memorando pretende facilitar la participación de las fuerzas aéreas en operaciones combinadas para atender situaciones de catástrofe, causadas tanto por fenómenos naturales como por la acción del hombre, informó la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana (FAC).

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Philippines + 1 other
Canada providing humanitarian assistance to the Philippines

Canada’s support will address immediate needs of thousands of conflict-affected families in the Philippines

June 28, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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World + 1 other
Le Canada concentre ses efforts en matière de lutte contre la pauvreté dans le monde

Le Canada rend l’aide internationale plus efficace et plus responsable

Le 27 juin 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

Aujourd’hui, le ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Christian Paradis, a annoncé que le Canada renforçait ses engagements en matière d’éradication de la pauvreté dans le monde. Le Canada affectera ainsi 90 % de ses ressources d’aide bilatérale à 25 pays en développement ciblés.

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World + 1 other
Canada Helping Refugees and Vulnerable Populations Around the World

Canada is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to help refugees and displaced families affected by conflict

June 20, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $50.7 million in funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for humanitarian assistance.

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World + 1 other
Le Canada aide les réfugiés et les populations vulnérables du monde

Le Canada est déterminé à offrir une aide humanitaire pour soutenir les réfugiés et les familles déplacées qui sont touchées par le conflit

Le 20 juin 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

Aujourd’hui, le ministre de Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada, l’honorable Chris Alexander, au nom du ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Christian Paradis, a annoncé l’octroi d’un financement de 50,7 millions de dollars en aide humanitaire au Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés.

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Burkina Faso + 1 other
Canada Announces New Support to Women Entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso

During his third trade mission to Africa, Minister Fast announces a new Canadian contribution that will improve the professional capacities and living conditions of women rice producers in Burkina Faso

June 19, 2014 - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Canada responds to flooding in the Balkans

Canada’s support will address immediate needs of thousands of affected families

June 7, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament for Pickering–Scarborough East, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced $800,000 in funding to help meet the needs of thousands of people affected by the flooding and subsequent landslides in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia in the Balkan region.

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World + 3 others
Aga Khan Urges Innovative Approaches to Maternal and Child Care, Praises Canada’s Leadership

Toronto, 29 May 2014 — His Highness the Aga Khan today praised Canada’s global leadership in efforts to improve maternal, neonatal and child health and stressed the importance of innovative and community-based approaches in meeting the challenge which he described as “one of the highest priorities on the global development agenda.”