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12 Dec 2014 description

The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.

As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.

08 Dec 2014 description

Health services personnel will work with British forces in Sierra Leone In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, approximately 40 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff departed for the United Kingdom (UK) today to undertake specialized training prior to deploying to Sierra Leone later this month.

04 Dec 2014 description

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.

28 Nov 2014 description

Dakar, Sénégal | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 19:50 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday his government would provide support worth hundreds of millions of dollars towards life-saving vaccines for children around the world.

Harper made the announcement at an event with Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne at a clinic in Dakar to mark the introduction in Senegal of a vaccine for rotavirus -- a virus that causes diarrhoea in children so severe it can be fatal.

28 Nov 2014 description

Dakar, Sénégal | AFP | vendredi 28/11/2014 - 19:24 GMT

Le Canada a promis vendredi d'allouer 500 millions de dollars canadiens (plus de 350 millions d'euros) pour permettre à un opérateur international du secteur de la santé d'acheter des vaccins en faveur de pays pauvres, a-t-on appris de sources officielles à Dakar.

27 Nov 2014 description

Canada launches “Join The Fight Against Ebola” recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment of Canadian Armed Forces members to West Africa

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced further action and support to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

20 Nov 2014 description

November 20, 2014 - Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, highlighted Canada’s ongoing efforts to stabilize Somalia during the Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum, which took place on November 19 and 20, 2014, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mr. Opitz reiterated Canada’s continued support for sustainable peace and security in the country but also expressed concern about recent political tensions and stressed the need for unified political leadership.

19 Nov 2014 description

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.

18 Nov 2014 description

FMR 48
November 2014

The role of faith in the humanitarian sector is not easy to measure. Faiths generally advocate welcoming the stranger and there are many organisations and individuals inspired by their faith or religion to provide protection and assistance. Yet it is easier to measure the activities inspired by faith than to measure the difference that having that faith makes, and secularly inspired standards for such activities can appear to be in tension with the faith inspiration. FMR 48 includes 36 articles on ‘Faith’ plus seven ‘general’ articles.

09 Nov 2014 description

Government of Canada committed to improving the well-being of people affected by the devastating storm

November 8, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

07 Nov 2014 description

Ottawa, Canada, November 6, 2014 – The seven-year, CA$36 million Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) research program today announced the selection of two African organizations that will help put research into practice and bring the program’s results to the attention of decision-makers.

07 Nov 2014 description

MANILA, Philippines - ACF International (Action Against Hunger), the world’s leading organization in the fight against malnutrition, continues to support typhoon survivors one year after typhoon ‘Yolanda’ lashed the central Philippines.

06 Nov 2014 description

Harper Government to significantly increase funds to leverage Canadians’ expertise and innovation in improving the health and saving the lives of the most vulnerable women and children

November 5, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

30 Oct 2014 description

Canada’s leadership is helping to reduce chronic hunger and malnutrition, improve learning, and increase school attendance

October 29, 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 Madagascar school feeding program of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

29 Oct 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11617
7289th Meeting (AM & PM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

During Day-Long Debate, Over 70 Speakers Take Stock of Progress, Recommending Targeted Solutions to Stem Threats from Violent Extremism

The Security Council today urged States, other parties to conflicts and the United Nations system to step up measures to protect and empower displaced women and girls and those facing threats of violent extremism, ahead of a day-long debate on women, peace and security.

21 Oct 2014 description

Minister Paradis announces Canada's leading role in launching the No Lost Generation initiative in Iraq

October 17, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

19 Oct 2014 description

Canada providing funding to the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

October 17, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional funding to support international efforts led by the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to respond to the immediate needs related to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

17 Oct 2014 description
report ECOWAS

The ECOWAS Commission and Canada have agreed to strengthen and deepen cooperation in various strategic areas, including regional security, trade, economic development and investment, capacity building and humanitarian issues.

“The benefits of long-standing relation between ECOWAS and Canada at country and regional levels, and especially Canada’s leadership role in the capitalization of development partners’ Pool Fund cannot be taken for granted,” the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh said in Abuja on Thursday 16th October 2014.

17 Oct 2014 description

October 16 - On World Food Day, we turn our attention to the millions of people around the world who don't have enough food to eat. Often referred to as a "silent killer," hunger affects the most vulnerable people: women, children and men with the fewest options to make better lives for themselves and their families. Although global hunger has steadily declined in recent years, 805 million—or one in nine—people are still considered food insecure.

16 Oct 2014 description

Ready or Not: Disasters Are Coming

When natural disasters strike around the world, Canada is often among the first to respond. Our government and humanitarian sector take this responsibility to save lives and alleviate suffering very seriously. For their part, Canadians generously reach into their pockets to support campaigns and relief efforts.