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Guinea + 3 others
Canada Announces Emergency Contribution to Fight Ebola Virus Outbreak

April 18, 2014

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Canada Announces Support for Religious Freedom in Pakistan

April 11, 2014 - Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today concluded a successful visit to Pakistan where he announced two projects to be supported by the Religious Freedom Fund.

“Pakistan is a country with a multi-faith and multicultural character, which is similar in ways to Canada’s,” said Bennett. “We remain very concerned by repeated incidents of religiously motivated violence in Pakistan and the callous disregard of extremists for the rights of individuals of all faiths to practise their religion in peace and security.”

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Mali + 1 other
Canada Resumes Direct Bilateral Assistance to the Republic of Mali

Canada supports Mali's development efforts to improve living conditions and reinforce democracy as well as security

10 April, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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South Sudan + 1 other
Minister Paradis announces increased humanitarian assistance, and food security and livelihood support to South Sudan

Canada actively involved in supporting the crisis-afflicted people of South Sudan

April 1, 2014 — Ottawa, Ontario — Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional support to the people of South Sudan in response to the escalation of violence in several regions of the country since December 2013.

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Mali + 5 others
$5.3 million to Right To Play for Sport for Development

The Government of Canada is committed to sport and play as powerful tools to achieving health, education and conflict-resolution goals in developing countries.

To mark the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Canada announced today $5.3 million to Right To Play for the Advancing Health, Education and Development for Children and Youth (AHEAD) project in West and Francophone Africa.

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Philippines + 1 other
Statement by Minister Paradis on Canadians' donations of more than $85 million to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

April 4, 2014 – The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Cooperation and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement:

“Last November, Typhoon Haiyan—locally known as Yolanda—tore through the Philippines, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces, and cutting off communications in the country's central region. More than 6,000 people were killed and 16 million were affected. It was a tragedy of unimaginable proportions, even for a country accustomed to dealing with tropical storms.

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Philippines + 1 other
FAO and Canada to help Philippine coconut farmers rehabilitate their livelihoods hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan

Manila, Philippines, 08 Apr 2014 -- Small scale coconut farmers in the Philippines will soon receive assistance to restore their livelihoods severely affected by last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization said today.

It is estimated that in Region VIII alone, some 33 million coconut trees were either damaged or destroyed, affecting the livelihoods of more than one million coconut farmers.

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Philippines + 1 other
Canada Aids Philippines Recovery Through ChildFund

MANILA, Philippines – Canada continues its support for the Philippines as response efforts to Super Typhoon Haiyan progress into early recovery initiatives. Through Christian Childrens’ Fund Canada, the Canadian government is granting ChildFund $970,000 US for children’s education and protection, and for livelihood recovery in affected areas throughout the Visayas.

“ChildFund is grateful for the support of the Canadian government at this crucial time,” says ChildFund Philippines National Director Katherine Manik.

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World + 1 other
Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality Through Innovative Partnerships and Financing

Canada's partnership with the GAVI Alliance saving millions of children's lives through immunization

March 27, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Minister Paradis Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance to the Central African Republic

Canada remains deeply concerned by the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic

March 27, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced more than $11 million in additional funding to help meet widespread humanitarian needs in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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Guinea + 2 others
African health workers battle Ebola; suspected Canada case

03/25/2014 03:18 GMT

by Mouctar Bah

CONAKRY, March 25, 2014 (AFP) - Health officials in Guinea battled to contain west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveller returning to Canada was hospitalised with suspicious symptoms.

At least 59 people are known to have died in Guinea's southern forests and there are six suspected cases in Liberia which, if confirmed, would mark the first spread of the highly contagious pathogen into another country.

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Guinea + 2 others
Après la Guinée, cas suspects d'Ebola détectés au Liberia et au Canada

03/25/2014 01:29 GMT

Par Mouctar BAH

CONAKRY, 25 mars 2014 (AFP) - Après la Guinée frappée par des cas de fièvre hémorragique, dont celle provoquée par le virus Ebola, qui ont fait une soixantaine de morts depuis janvier, six cas suspects d'Ebola ont été détectés lundi au Liberia voisin, dont cinq mortels, et un autre cas a été détecté au Canada.

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Haiti + 5 others
Haïti-Coopération : L’Ue accorde 5 millions d’euros en appui au processus électoral de 2014

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AlterPresse

P-au-P, 18 mars 2014 [AlterPresse] --- L’Union Européenne (Ue) et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (Pnud) en Haïti, ont paraphé ce mardi 18 mars, une convention de 5 millions d’euros, à Bourdon (secteur est), pour appuyer l’organisation des élections en Haïti.

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Guatemala + 1 other
The Launch of "Mi Comidita" to Prevent Childhood Malnutrition

The Government of Canada has donated $ 2 million for the manufacturing of “Mi Comidita” a fortified food supplement and project of the Government of Guatemala. The pilot project has been launched in the department of Totonicapán with the aim of assisting 3,000 pregnant and nursing mothers, and their children as part of Guatemala’s Zero Hunger Pact coordinated by SESAN.

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Guatemala + 1 other
Lanzan “Mi Comidita” para prevenir la desnutrición infantil

Canadá dona 2 millones de dólares para fabricar este complemento alimenticio que será destinado inicialmente para la nutrición de 3 mil mujeres embarazadas y en período de lactancia, y sus niños pequeños en el departamento de Totonicapán. Este producto es parte de las acciones del Pacto Hambre Cero que coordina la SESAN.

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World + 4 others
Canada Champions Education for Children in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries

Emphasis on strengthening access to quality education and providing safe learning environments

February, 27, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Guatemala + 1 other
PMA implementa proyecto contra el hambre en Guatemala con fondos canadienses

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UN News Service

18 de febrero, 2014 — El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), en coordinación con los Ministerios de Agricultura y de Salud de Guatemala implementará el proyecto “Maíz guatemalteco contra el hambre” para ayudar a las comunidades de zonas vulnerables que padecen inseguridad alimentaria.

La iniciativa se financiará con diez millones de dólares aportados por el gobierno de Canadá.

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Guatemala + 1 other
Guatemala and Canada Work to Improve Food Security and Reduce Malnutrition

The Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala, Stuart Savage, and the Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP), Mario Touchette, joined government officials of Guatemala, to officially launch the programme “Guatemalan Maize Against Hunger”, which aims to support Guatemala’s efforts to increase agricultural productivity and reduce malnutrition.

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Nigeria + 1 other
Ambassador Bennett Condemns Attacks in Nigeria

February 13, 2014 - Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns the awful attacks in northeastern Nigeria that have reportedly killed 39 people, including three children, wounded many others, and destroyed a mosque and more than 1,000 homes.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my prayers and deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost their lives, to those injured in the attacks and those now without homes.