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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.

13 Jun 2016 description

With a multitude of conflicts and crises causing record displacement around the world, resettlement has become an increasingly vital part of UNHCR’s efforts to find solutions and advocate for fairer responsibility-sharing for refugees, a UNHCR report released today at an annual meeting in Geneva says.

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.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

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.

30 May 2016 description

Kinshasa, le 30 mai 2016- La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé le 24 mai 2016, dans le cadre du Sommet mondial sur l’action humanitaire à Istanbul, en Turquie, la contribution d’une somme supplémentaire de 331,5 millions de dollars destinée à financer l’aide humanitaire. Cette somme servira à répondre à des besoins vitaux immédiats et à des défis humanitaires sans précédent.

24 May 2016 description

May 24, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, an additional $331.5 million in humanitarian assistance funding that will help meet immediate life-saving needs and address unprecedented humanitarian challenges.

23 May 2016 description

By Emily Loewen

A Vietnamese refugee who settled in Canada in 1979 as child now is sponsoring two refugee families from Syria with the help of MCC Canada and her friends.

ALBERTA, Canada – As a 5-year-old resting in her mother’s arms at the bottom of a boat crowded with refugees, Nhung Tran could not have imagined the life she’s living now. A life as a doctor in Canada. A life where she is responsible for bringing two families to safety as a sponsor.

23 May 2016 description

When families struggle to get enough to eat at a time of crisis, children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition. WFP’s specialized nutrition support has been a vital part of the response to the ongoing drought crisis in Ethiopia.

WAGHIMERA, Ethiopia – The first time 4-year-old Gebru’s mother took him to a health centre in Amhara last year, he was so sick with a bad cough that he could not eat properly. He did not recover after the first rounds of treatment for malnutrition.

23 May 2016 description

May 23, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $274 million in humanitarian assistance at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The funding will be provided to United Nations humanitarian and development agencies to strengthen emergency response, ensure child protection in humanitarian crises and build long-term resilience to food insecurity.

19 May 2016 description

San Salvador, 19 de 2016. --*El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) y la Embajada de Canadá se unieron hoy a la lucha contra el Dengue, Zika y Chikungunya, iniciativa liderada por el Gobierno de El Salvador mediante el Ministerio de Salud (MINSAL). PMA, con financiamiento del Gobierno de Canadá, entregó al MINSAL una donación valorada en US$50,000, que consiste en 19,000 repelentes, 19,000 hojas volantes y 1,800 afiches con mensajes educativos para prevenir las enfermedades causadas por el vector.*

19 May 2016 description

Canada announces funding for polio eradication in Nigeria at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

16 May 2016 description

Le 16 mai 2016 - Copenhague, Danemark - Affaires mondiales Canada

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé aujourd’hui une contribution de 19,9 millions de dollars en faveur de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria.

16 May 2016 description

May 16, 2016 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced a contribution of $19.9 million toward the eradication of polio in Nigeria.

11 May 2016 description

The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’, plus ten ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.

07 May 2016 description
report UNOPS

Implemented by UNOPS on behalf of the Government of Canada the new project comes as part of Canada’s continuing support to Iraq

Ms. Susan Bazier from Global Affairs Canada speaks to the audience at Kawergosk Refugee Camp.​ Photo:​ UNOPS ​​A ceremony marking the new project was held on 4​ May in Erbil between representatives from Global Affairs Canada and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

07 May 2016 description
report Canadian Red Cross

When a disaster or emergency occurs, the Canadian Red Cross works closely with government, local community leaders and other organizations to ensure funds are used efficiently and to avoid duplicating efforts. This includes providing financial support to other organizations.