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09 Feb 2016 description

Despite huge commitments for increased investments and robust evidence on what works for improving the nutritional status of millions of children, the level of investments remains inadequate compared to the needs.

2014: ODA disbursements to basic nutrition are too modest

09 Feb 2016 description

Turkey - This weekend (5-7/2) a third flight carrying nearly 300 Syrian refugees left Turkey for Canada. IOM Turkey, in collaboration with the Canadian and Turkish governments, has now facilitated the movement of just over 900 Syrians from Turkey, as part of Canada’s commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrians from the region.

06 Feb 2016 description

Liban – En coordination avec les gouvernements du Canada et du Liban, l’OIM, le HCR et d’autres partenaires ont déjà réinstallé plus de 8 200 réfugiés syriens au Canada dans le cadre de son opération actuelle de réinstallation.

Le gouvernement canadien a annoncé sa décision de réinstaller 25 000 Syriens au Canada en décembre 2015. Les bureaux de l’OIM au Liban, en Jordanie et en Turquie ont tous participé aux opérations.

06 Feb 2016 description

Lebanon - IOM Lebanon, in conjunction with the Governments of Canada and Lebanon, UNHCR and other implementing partners, has moved over 8,200 Syrian refugees to Canada as part of an ongoing resettlement operation.

The Government of Canada announced their decision to resettle 25,000 Syrians to Canada in December 2015. IOM offices in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have all been involved in movement operations.

06 Feb 2016 description

Egypt - IOM, in coordination with UNHCR and the Governments of Canada and Egypt, this week flew 39 Syrian refugees from Egypt to Toronto, Canada.

They are the first of 600 Syrian refugees – some 47 per cent of them children – whom IOM will help to resettle from Egypt in Canada this month, as part of Canada’s commitment to relocate 25,000 Syrian refugees from the region.

Over 10,000 Syrians have already been assisted by IOM to relocate to Canada from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey under the same programme.

04 Feb 2016 description

Depuis octobre 2013, le Canada a investi près de 70 millions de dollars en financement ciblé dans le monde visant à prévenir le mariage d’enfants, le mariage précoce et le mariage forcé.

03 Feb 2016 description

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Wednesday 2/3/2016 - 19:47 GMT

Faced with a shortage of affordable housing, Canada said Wednesday it is considering putting Syrian refugees up at military bases.

Canada has welcomed 15,685 Syrian refugees from UN camps in the Middle East since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals were sworn in last November, and expects to take in 10,000 more this month.

But several Canadian cities have asked for a break in the large influx of asylum seekers until they find suitable accommodations for the new arrivals.

03 Feb 2016 description

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | mercredi 03/02/2016 - 19:07 GMT |

Le gouvernement canadien, qui doit encore accueillir près de 10.000 Syriens d'ici fin février, envisage de recourir à des bases militaires pour les héberger, en raison d'une pénurie de logements disponibles, a indiqué mercredi le ministre de l'Immigration.

Élus en octobre dernier, les libéraux du Premier ministre Justin Trudeau s'étaient engagés à accueillir 25.000 réfugiés syriens avant Noël, avant de réviser cette échéance à fin février face aux défis logistiques et sécuritaires.

03 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Beirut, 3 Feb 2016 - The Canadian minister for International Development, Ms. Marie-Claude Bibeau, visited yesterday Dahr Al-Ain public school, one of 22 Lebanese public schools rehabilitated with funding from the Government of Canada.

Since the start of the crisis Canada has been one of the leading donors for UNICEF in Lebanon and contributed more than $ 24 million in aid to support UNICEF’s programmes in child protection, Water & Sanitation, Health and Education.

02 Feb 2016 description

Lebanon - IOM Lebanon, in conjunction with the Governments of Canada and Lebanon, UNHCR and other implementing partners, has moved over 8,200 Syrian refugees to Canada as part of an ongoing resettlement operation.

The Government of Canada announced their decision to resettle 25,000 Syrians to Canada in December 2015. IOM offices in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have all been involved in movement operations.

27 Jan 2016 description

Bringing Syrian refugees and sponsors together

January 26, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Today, Syrian Family Links was launched to help connect Syrian refugees abroad with private Canadian sponsors through the help of the refugee’s family in Canada.

Through this initiative, Syrians in Canada can identify family members who are refugees in Lebanon, Jordan or Turkey and help link them with local sponsorship groups in Canada who are seeking someone to sponsor.

21 Jan 2016 description

Turkey - IOM, in collaboration with the Canadian and Turkish governments, last night (20/01) organized a charter flight to move 284 Syrian refugees from Ankara, Turkey to Toronto, Canada.

They were the first Syrian refugees to depart Turkey as part of Canada’s commitment to relocate 25,000 Syrian refugees from the region. Over 10,000 Syrians have already been moved to Canada from Jordan and Lebanon under the programme.

20 Jan 2016 description

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Wednesday 1/20/2016 - 20:49 GMT

Several major Canadian cities will temporarily stop taking Syrian refugees, the government said Wednesday, after they revealed that they were struggling to find proper accommodation in the dead of winter.

Refugee agencies in Halifax, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto asked for a pause in resettlements, citing a lack of affordable housing and a shortage of staff.

19 Jan 2016 description

In a bid to advance the collaboration for Polio Eradication, a delegation from Canadian High Commission led by Mr. Louis Verret Senior Director, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka division called on the Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Polio Eradication, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq today. During the interaction, the members of the delegation were briefed on the year’s first nationwide polio campaign in the country and scale of the efforts being undertaken by the Government of Pakistan to knock the crippling disease from the country.

18 Jan 2016 description
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Le Haut-commissaire pour les réfugiés (HCR) s'est félicité de l’arrivée du 10.000ème réfugié syrien au Canada dans le cadre du programme canadien de réinstallation pour les réfugiés syriens, annoncé par le nouveau gouvernement en novembre dernier.

15 Jan 2016 description

Syria - IOM assisted in the safe and orderly resettlement of 10,000 Syrian refugees from Lebanon and Jordan to Canada between December 11th and January 12th – some 40 per cent of the 25,000 refugees Canada committed to resettle by early 2016.

IOM has been working with the Government of Canada, UNHCR and other partners in Beirut and Amman since late November to register the refugees for resettlement. Its role includes providing transport, logistics, medical screening, organizing charter flights and escorting the refugees to Canada.

14 Jan 2016 description

Press Releases, 14 January 2016

UNHCR congratulates Canada on the arrival in the country of the 10,000th Syrian refugee as part of its humanitarian programme to admit 25,000 Syrian refugees. The 10,000th Syrian refugee arrived on Canadian soil on 12 January. Reaching such a significant milestone in less than two months after announcing the initiative in early November last year is an important achievement in the programme, which will ultimately give thousands of vulnerable Syrian refugees the opportunity to start a new life in Canada.

08 Jan 2016 description

Jordan - During the month of December 2015, IOM assisted the Government of Canada and partners in the resettlement of 5,226 Syrian refugees as part of the effort to resettle 25,000 of the most vulnerable to Canada by early 2016.

The first flight of the operation departed Beirut on 10 December, meaning that an average of 1,742 Syrian refugees arrived in Canada per following week until the end of 2015.

08 Jan 2016 description

Development and Peace welcomes the announcement by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, to extend the period to match donations for emergency relief for Syrians until February 29th, 2016.

“We are pleased that the Ministry of Global Affairs is continuing with the matching fund, especially since it is now winter, making conditions for refugees and those in Syria much more difficult,” says David Leduc, Executive Director of Development and Peace.

08 Jan 2016 description

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced that the timeline for individual charitable donations to be counted toward the government’s Syria Emergency Relief Fund will be extended until February 29, 2016.

For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the conflict in Syria, the government will continue to set aside one dollar—up to a total of $100 million—to the Fund.