Canada participated in the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting and the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva last week. The meetings focused on taking action on a number of global health priorities to help achieve positive health results here and abroad.
At the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting, Ministers committed to a number of actions focussed on strengthening health systems and improving countries' capacities to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats.
Kinshasa, le 30 mai 2016- La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé le 24 mai 2016, dans le cadre du Sommet mondial sur l’action humanitaire à Istanbul, en Turquie, la contribution d’une somme supplémentaire de 331,5 millions de dollars destinée à financer l’aide humanitaire. Cette somme servira à répondre à des besoins vitaux immédiats et à des défis humanitaires sans précédent.
The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24.
May 24, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, an additional $331.5 million in humanitarian assistance funding that will help meet immediate life-saving needs and address unprecedented humanitarian challenges.
By Emily Loewen
A Vietnamese refugee who settled in Canada in 1979 as child now is sponsoring two refugee families from Syria with the help of MCC Canada and her friends.
ALBERTA, Canada – As a 5-year-old resting in her mother’s arms at the bottom of a boat crowded with refugees, Nhung Tran could not have imagined the life she’s living now. A life as a doctor in Canada. A life where she is responsible for bringing two families to safety as a sponsor.
When families struggle to get enough to eat at a time of crisis, children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition. WFP’s specialized nutrition support has been a vital part of the response to the ongoing drought crisis in Ethiopia.
WAGHIMERA, Ethiopia – The first time 4-year-old Gebru’s mother took him to a health centre in Amhara last year, he was so sick with a bad cough that he could not eat properly. He did not recover after the first rounds of treatment for malnutrition.
May 23, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $274 million in humanitarian assistance at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The funding will be provided to United Nations humanitarian and development agencies to strengthen emergency response, ensure child protection in humanitarian crises and build long-term resilience to food insecurity.
San Salvador, 19 de 2016. --*El Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) y la Embajada de Canadá se unieron hoy a la lucha contra el Dengue, Zika y Chikungunya, iniciativa liderada por el Gobierno de El Salvador mediante el Ministerio de Salud (MINSAL). PMA, con financiamiento del Gobierno de Canadá, entregó al MINSAL una donación valorada en US$50,000, que consiste en 19,000 repelentes, 19,000 hojas volantes y 1,800 afiches con mensajes educativos para prevenir las enfermedades causadas por el vector.*
Canada announces funding for polio eradication in Nigeria at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen
Le 16 mai 2016 - Copenhague, Danemark - Affaires mondiales Canada
La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé aujourd’hui une contribution de 19,9 millions de dollars en faveur de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria.
May 16, 2016 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced a contribution of $19.9 million toward the eradication of polio in Nigeria.
The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’, plus ten ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.
Implemented by UNOPS on behalf of the Government of Canada the new project comes as part of Canada’s continuing support to Iraq
Ms. Susan Bazier from Global Affairs Canada speaks to the audience at Kawergosk Refugee Camp. Photo: UNOPS A ceremony marking the new project was held on 4 May in Erbil between representatives from Global Affairs Canada and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
When a disaster or emergency occurs, the Canadian Red Cross works closely with government, local community leaders and other organizations to ensure funds are used efficiently and to avoid duplicating efforts. This includes providing financial support to other organizations.
TORONTO — Amir Al Jabouli leads the way, holding his Samsung phone out into the snowfall with his bare right hand. The instructions the speakerphone emits are barely audible in the whir of the wind. But Amir is focused.
April 27, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced that the Government of Canada will provide an additional $900,000 in funding to help the communities most affected by the recent earthquake in Ecuador. This brings Canada’s total humanitarian contribution to $2 million.
In this edition:
5-years into Syrian conflict, IOM Turkey supported nearly 500,000 people in Syria
Cultural orientations help refugees integrate into the host community
IOM Turkey tailors winter assistance to communities’ needs
IOM continues to support Turkey’s strides to integrate migrants into labour market
IOM assists thousands of migrants rescued at sea
2,200 Syrians have begun a new life in Canada with IOM Turkey’s assistance
Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147
April 25, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today marked the first anniversary of last year’s devastating earthquakes in Nepal. Between April 25 and May 25, 2015, Canadians generously donated a total of $51.7 million to eligible organizations.
Le 25 avril 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada
La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a souligné aujourd’hui le premier anniversaire des tremblements de terre dévastateurs qui ont secoué le Népal l’année dernière. Entre le 25 avril et le 25 mai 2015, les Canadiens ont généreusement donné un total de 51,7 millions de dollars à des organismes admissibles.