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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.

10 Oct 2014 description

Five-year expansion aims to promote, scale creative solutions to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in low-income communities

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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07 Oct 2014 description

October 6, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced in the House of Commons today that Canada will undertake renewed action, in coordination with our allies and partners, to respond to the heinous acts of sexual violence and other human rights abuses being committed by ISIL, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, against women and children.

05 Oct 2014 description

October 4, 2014 - Ottawa, ON - Public Health Agency of Canada

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, with Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor, announced the deployment of a second mobile lab team to West Africa.

Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada deployed a second mobile laboratory and two additional Agency scientists to Sierra Leone to join the Agency's existing team in the field in Kailahun. A third scientist will leave on Tuesday.

02 Oct 2014 description
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Defeating Ebola conference: Summary of conference pledges

Britain has rallied decisive international support for Sierra Leone in its hour of need, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said following the Defeating Ebola conference today in London.

The conference, co-hosted by the Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary, brought together more than 20 governments, a dozen charities and NGOs, the UN, World Bank, health experts and the private sector to pledge funds, equipment and health workers.

26 Sep 2014 description

09/26/2014 14:42 GMT

by Zoom Dosso

MONROVIA, September 26, 2014 (AFP) - Ebola-hit west Africa's governments were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be effected Friday as the World Health Organization announced urgently awaited vaccines could be ready early next year.

Liberia, the hardest-hit nation with almost 1,700 deaths, welcomed pledges of help from world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Thursday but warned it was losing the trust of its people as the crisis escalated.

25 Sep 2014 description

Le 25 septembre 2014 – New York, New York – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

Aujourd’hui, le ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Christian Paradis a annoncé l’octroi d’une aide humanitaire supplémentaire afin de répondre aux besoins immédiats des personnes touchées par l’éclosion de la maladie à virus Ebola en Guinée, au Liberia et en Sierra Leone, ainsi que dans les pays voisins de l’Afrique de l'Ouest. Cette aide fait suite aux récents appels lancés par les Nations Unies et les organisations non gouvernementales.