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21 Aug 2017 description

After 3 years of conflict, health-care resources in conflict-affected areas of Ukraine are severely stretched and humanitarian funding is plummeting. At the same time, health facilities continue to be damaged by heavy shelling. The health of millions of Ukrainians is hampered by limited access to health facilities and services, and by insufficient funding for humanitarian health interventions.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

17 Aug 2017 description

With 20 million women, children and men struggling to find food and safe drinking water in parts of Africa and Yemen, Canadians donated more than $8 million to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies during the Stop Famine Together joint campaign.

Thanks to the Government of Canada’s Famine Relief Fund, which matched eligible donations, even more relief aid is available to those in need.

16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. – La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) agradece las contribuciones financieras recibidas a lo largo del primer semestre de 2017, que suman un total de 3 millones 707 mil dólares. La CIDH sigue buscando recursos para alcanzar niveles de colaboraciones voluntarias equivalentes a aquellas de años anteriores para avanzar en el cumplimiento de sus mandatos de defensa, promoción y monitoreo de los derechos humanos en el continente americano.

16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) appreciates the financial contributions it received during the first half of 2017, which total $3,707,000. The IACHR continues to look for funding to reach the levels of voluntary contributions of previous years and fulfill its mandates to defend, promote, and monitor human rights in the Americas.

11 Aug 2017 description

More than 200 people a day are illegally walking across the border into Quebec to seek asylum

By Anna Mehler Paperny

SAINT-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE, Quebec, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Dozens of army tents dotted the Canadian border on Thursday to house hundreds of asylum seekers, many from Haiti, streaming into the country from upstate New York to file refugee claims.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation

10 Aug 2017 description
report Government of Tonga

Director of Meteorology under MEIDECC also the Vice President of the World Meteorological Organization and Regional Association V in the South West Pacific Mr. ‘Ofa Fa’anunu opened a Steering Committee Meeting on CREWS-Canada and Canada Projects in the Pacific, at Heritage Park Hotel, Honiara, in August 9th 2017.

09 Aug 2017 description

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit; includes emergency nutrition response in Somalia

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.04 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in July.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through Development and Peace, is responding to the crisis in Somalia.

07 Aug 2017 description



Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway and Sagaing regions


More than 130,000 new disaster displacements between 2 and 21 July

01 Aug 2017 description


  • WFP Pakistan welcomes USD 25 million from the Government of the United States.

  • Canada funds the Strategic Humanitarian Response Facility in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Pakistan.

  • Study on the “Cost of the Solution” to the nutrition problem.

  • Agreement signed with Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and Department of Health, Punjab.

  • Launch of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative feasibility study in Punjab.

WFP Assistance

26 Jul 2017 description



Affected areas

Country-wide Cause of displacement Disaster

Figures More than 1.8 million new disaster displacements between 22 June and 12 July


24 Jul 2017 description

A sharp increase in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has forced more than 1 million people to flee their homes in search of safety. During heavy fighting between April 21 and May 5 in the Kasai Oriental region of the country, more than 125,000 people – roughly 8,000 a day – fled to safer areas of the country.

21 Jul 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Canadian Red Cross Society will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population. For further information, please visit www.redcross.ca

The situation

18 Jul 2017 description

Glady Zúñiga llegó a Canadá en búsqueda de seguridad para sus hijos. Tres décadas después, ella aún le muestra su gratitud al país que ahora llama hogar.

ONTARIO, Canadá, 18 de julio de 2017 (ACNUR) - Todos los años Gladys Zúñiga promete retirarse de su trabajo como preparadora de alimentos en una guardería en Newmarket, Ontario. Y cada año, ella vuelve.

“Extrañaré ir todos los días”, dice Gladys, quien asegura que esta vez sí se retirará. Ahora tiene 70 años, cinco años por encima de la edad oficial de Canadá para retirarse. “Los niños…ellos son especiales”.

18 Jul 2017 description
  • 33%of international migrants are from G20 countries

  • 50% of international migrants reside in G20 countries

  • 122 million migrants live in G20 countries, representing 2.6% of the total population

18 Jul 2017 description

On 21 June 2017, Nutrition International launched the $CAN 2.8M (4.7B TZS) “Right Start Initiative” in Tanzania to improve the nutritional status of the population over the next five years. The programme aims to reduce anaemia, neonatal mortality, the number of low birth weight newborns and the number of stunted children under five years old.

The five-year project will target Mwanza and Simiyu regions and aims to reach:

13 Jul 2017 description

Over 57,000 people in five countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 57,000 people in five countries will benefit from five projects totalling $2.8 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in June.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Emergency Relief & Development Overseas, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

In February, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan.