OTTAWA, Canada – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Canada today for providing solutions to the plight of a record 46,700 refugees through their resettlement to Canada in 2016. This is the largest amount of refugees admitted in a year since the implementation of the 1976 Immigration Act and a significant contribution to UNHCR’s global appeal to increase much needed refugee solutions.
Thousands of Haitians who fled Hurricane Matthew are being forced to make way for deportees expected from Trump's USA. The Mexican border town of Tijuana is struggling with a humanitarian crisis, reports Clément Detry.
By Lori Wilkinson and Joseph Garcea
Since the fall of 2015, refugee resettlement in Canada has risen dramatically as the Trudeau government committed itself to admitting at least 25,000 Syrian refugees—a goal accomplished by the end of February 2016. As Canada expands its resettlement efforts, ensuring the labor-market integration and self-sufficiency of these new arrivals is a major challenge.
As of 01 April 2017, WFP Yemen has launched to its new Emergency Operation (EMOP 201068). The EMOP will target 9.1 million beneficiaries, including 1.9 million with nutrition support on a monthly basis. The EMOP will last one-year and has an operational cost of USD 1.2 billion (April 2017- March 2018).
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.
NAIROBI – After more than a year of ration cuts caused by a shortage of funds, new donor contributions have now allowed the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma camps starting on 1 April.
With new resources received since the beginning of the year, WFP is now able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refugees’ food assistance – will last only until May.
Baghdad, 05 April 2017 – The Government of Canada has contributed an additional US $2.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Canada’s total contribution to US$ 6.3 million to date.
Port-au-Prince, 28 mars 2017- Un nouveau partenariat entre l’Organisation panaméricaine de la Santé / Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OPS/OMS) et le Gouvernement du Canada vise à réduire le taux de mortalité des mères et à s'attaquer aux problèmes de santé des nouveau-nés et des enfants en bas âge en Haïti.
Port-au-Prince, March 28, 2017 - A new partnership between the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization and the Government of Canada aims to reduce the number of maternal and infant deaths addressing reproductive needs of women as well as health care priorities of newborns and infants in Haiti.
Lebanon - IOM has received CAD 2.6 million from the Government of Canada, through its Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Development (DFATD), to contribute towards the promotion of peace and stability in northern Lebanon.
The 24-month programme will enhance the local communities’ resilience and strengthen local government and civil society’s capacity to respond to urgent needs, mitigate tensions and avoid the escalation of conflict.
One out of ten respondents in a global survey said they would welcome refugees in their homes, while 80% overall said they would want their country to provide shelter.Respondents in China, Germany and the UK emerged as overall the most welcoming countries in the world.
Ulaanbaatar, 28 March 2017 – Over 260 000 people are affected by harsh winter condition known as Dzud disaster in Mongolia. Last month the National Emergency Commission reported severe winter conditions in 158 districts (soums) of 17 provinces (aimags) and one district of Ulaanbaatar city.
A priori, 36 $, c’est une somme peu importante. Mais pour les survivants du cyclone dévastateur qui a frappé Madagascar, cette somme permet de répondre aux besoins de base immédiats d’une famille complète pendant six semaines.
Grâce à des fonds en provenance du Canada, plus de 17 000 personnes recevront une aide essentielle qui les aidera à se rétablir des durs contrecoups de la catastrophe.
El Gobierno de Canadá destinó más de un millón de soles, en asistencia humanitaria inmediata, para responder a la emergencia causada por los recientes desastres naturales en el Perú.
De estos fondos, 180 mil dólares canadienses (aproximadamente 433 mil 725 soles) han sido derivados a la Cruz Roja Peruana para brindar primeros auxilios, acceso a agua potable, distribuir productos de primera necesidad, entre otros, a los damnificados.
At first glance, $36 may not seem much, but for survivors of a devastating cyclone in Madagascar, that amount provides the ability for a family to meet their immediate basic needs for six weeks.
Thanks to funding originating here in Canada, more than 17,000 people will receive life-saving assistance, helping them recover from this disaster.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.
Mozambique, on the southeastern coast of Africa may seem far away, but when a cyclone struck in mid-February, aid from Canada was quickly made available.
Cyclone Dineo brought heavy rain, a storm surge and winds of reaching 130 km/h, killing 9 people and affecting close to 700,000 people.
"The approach of our government in terms of welcoming (asylum seekers) and the political context in the United States have all been contributing factors"
By Sebastien Malo
NEW YORK, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of asylum seekers arrested while crossing over from the United States into Canada has sharply risen this year, following a crackdown by U.S. President Donald Trump on illegal immigrants, migrants and refugees, official data showed.