Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives
Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Kabul, Afghanistan – On January 20, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a $5 million contribution to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) to support nutrition in Afghanistan.
Nutrition is an important development priority of Afghanistan’s new National Unity Government. US-Canadian funds committed to the Canadian nutrition initiative total $18 million.
January 16, 2015 - Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, issued the following statement regarding the situation in Southern Africa:
"Heavy seasonal rains in southeastern Africa have led to serious flooding and although the initial assessments of the situation are still underway, it is already clear that tens of thousands of people have been deeply affected.
Minister Paradis is pleased to once again promote the sharing of Canadian expertise to support development in Haiti.
January 13, 2015 – Québec, Quebec – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis, held a press conference today to announce Canada’s support for the Sustainable Strengthening of Haitian Firefighters’ Response Capabilities project, which will be implemented by the city of Québec.
Support for innovative scale-up project with SickKids expected to improve the health and survival of approximately 6.7 million newborns and children in Ghana
January 13, 2015 - Toronto, Canada - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Le gouvernement du Canada octroie une contribution financière de 2 640 000 $ à la Ville de Québec pour la mise en œuvre du projet Renforcement durable des capacités d’intervention des sapeurs-pompiers haïtiens, de 2015 à 2017.
La caserne de pompiers de Port-au-Prince a été lourdement endommagée par le séisme du 12 janvier 2010 et elle représente un danger grave pour les employés. De plus, le service d’incendie haïtien, qui est sous la responsabilité de la Police nationale d’Haïti, ne dispose pas de formation spécialisée distincte.
Development and Peace has received an additional $2.4 million from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) Canada to continue its humanitarian response in Northern Iraq, where there are currently over 500,000 people who have been displaced from their homes due to violent conflict.
Le Canada annonce la prochaine phase de l’intervention en réponse aux crises en Syrie, en Iraq et dans toute la région
Canada announces next phase of response to crises in Syria, Iraq and the broader region
Project code: OSRO/GAZ/202/CAN
Contribution: USD 5 983 844
Target areas: Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin, Jerusalem, Nablus and Tubas governorates in the West Bank
Objective: To prevent the erosion of herders’ productive assets, minimize the risk of them becoming dependent on aid and minimize the negative effects of external shocks on marginalized herding communities in Area C.
Key partners: Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture and local Non-governmental Organizations.
OTTAWA — In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and following an acclimatization period, 37 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff commenced operations today in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.
CAF military doctors nurses, medics and support staff are operating at the UK’s Kerry Town Treatment Unit (KTTU). Canadians are working alongside their British counterparts in providing essential medical care to local and international health care workers.
Parliamentary Secretary Menegakis and Senator Enverga visit a water purification kit manufacturing plant that helps victims of Typhoon Hagupit
December 23, 2014 – Richmond Hill, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone
The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.
As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.
Health services personnel will work with British forces in Sierra Leone In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, approximately 40 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff departed for the United Kingdom (UK) today to undertake specialized training prior to deploying to Sierra Leone later this month.
Minister Yelich outlines Canada’s support at the London Conference on Afghanistan
December 4, 2014 – London, United Kingdom - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Today, at the London Conference on Afghanistan, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, reaffirmed Canada’s continued commitment to improving the lives of and opportunities for Afghanistan’s most vulnerable, especially women and girls.
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Working environment The intensification of several humanitarian crises in Africa and in the Middle East is keeping global resettlement needs high. Thanks to the generosity of countries such as the United States and Canada, which have large resettlement programmes, many vulnerable refugees are able to find a solution to their plight.
Dakar, Sénégal | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 19:50 GMT
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday his government would provide support worth hundreds of millions of dollars towards life-saving vaccines for children around the world.
Harper made the announcement at an event with Senegalese Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne at a clinic in Dakar to mark the introduction in Senegal of a vaccine for rotavirus -- a virus that causes diarrhoea in children so severe it can be fatal.
Dakar, Sénégal | AFP | vendredi 28/11/2014 - 19:24 GMT
Le Canada a promis vendredi d'allouer 500 millions de dollars canadiens (plus de 350 millions d'euros) pour permettre à un opérateur international du secteur de la santé d'acheter des vaccins en faveur de pays pauvres, a-t-on appris de sources officielles à Dakar.
Canada launches “Join The Fight Against Ebola” recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment of Canadian Armed Forces members to West Africa
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced further action and support to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.