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11 Mar 2016 description

10 March 2016

Distinguished President, Excellencies,

Over the past ten days, many delegations have shared with me their alarm about the growing disarray in many countries. And among other issues, I have raised with many of them my concerns about arrests, harassment and spurious prosecutions of journalists, activists, political opponents and human rights defenders.

16 Feb 2016 description


  • UNHCR’s target of identifying and screening-in 10,000 Syrians, part of Canada’s plans to welcome 25,000 Syrians from the region through its Humanitarian Transfer Programme, was surpassed on 20 December with 11,005 individual files transferred to the Canadian authorities. UNHCR staff volunteered over five weekends and after hours to reach the target before the end of 2015.

22 Dec 2015 description


692,925 Persons of concern (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR

632,228 Syrians registered by UNHCR

60,697 Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese, Yemenis and others registered by UNHCR

79,100 Syrians in Zaatari Camp

28,076 Syrians in Azraq Camp

6,357 Syrians in Emirati-Jordanian Camp


28 Feb 2015 description

Executive summary

Natural resources such as land, water, timber, minerals, metals and oil are vitally important sources of livelihoods, income and influence for countries and communities around the globe. When natural resources are poorly managed or inequitably shared, however, or when business operations are implemented without due consideration for context and communities, they can contribute to tensions that can escalate into violent conflict, or feed into and exacerbate pre-existing conflict dynamics.

29 Oct 2014 description
report UN Security Council

7289th Meeting (AM & PM)

During Day-Long Debate, Over 70 Speakers Take Stock of Progress, Recommending Targeted Solutions to Stem Threats from Violent Extremism

The Security Council today urged States, other parties to conflicts and the United Nations system to step up measures to protect and empower displaced women and girls and those facing threats of violent extremism, ahead of a day-long debate on women, peace and security.

05 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

11 Jul 2014 description

Geneva, 11 July 2014 (WMO) - Weather, climate and water-related disasters are on the rise worldwide, causing loss of life and setting back economic and social development by years, if not decades. From 1970 to 2012, 8 835 disasters, 1.94 million deaths, and US$ 2.4 trillion of economic losses were reported globally as a result of hazards such as droughts, extreme temperatures, floods, tropical cyclones and related health epidemics, according to a new report.

01 Jul 2014 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a generous contribution from the Government of Canada towards WFP emergency operations in Sudan. The contribution of CAD 5 million (US$4.5 million) will be used to support WFP’s emergency food assistance in Sudan.

13 Dec 2013 description

Sudan - On the 10th and 11th of December 2013, IOM Sudan arranged for the safe departure of 60 Eritrean refugees to be resettled to Canada from Sudan. IOM Staff from Sudan escorted the refugees to Calgary and Toronto.

The Government of Canada is the first in the top five resettlement countries accepting refugees from Sudan. A total of 711 refugees have been assisted for resettlement from Sudan to Canada in 2013. The other countries on the top five are Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia.

12 Nov 2013 description
report CARE

Report reveals pitiful spending on projects addressing gender inequality, as London meeting to counter violence against women in crisis begins

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 17:14

11 Jul 2013 description

July 11, 2013

OTTAWA—Canada is providing emergency lifesaving assistance to support Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Development. Canada's assistance will help to provide food, safe water, and shelter for the refugees.

24 Jun 2013 description

DJIBOUTI – In a “ground-breaking” ceremony yesterday, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) – with the generous support of the Government of Djibouti, the Government of Canada and the Government of Finland – officially launched the first phase of building a humanitarian logistics base that will improve storage and transport of humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa.

24 Jun 2013 description

DJIBOUTI – Le Gouvernement de Djibouti, le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), le Gouvernement du Canada, et le Gouvernement de Finlande ont officiellement inauguré ce dimanche le début des travaux de la base logistique humanitaire qui va permettre d’améliorer le stockage et le transport des vivres pour les opérations humanitaires dans la Corne de l’Afrique. Cette nouvelle base, construite près du port de Djibouti, permettra au PAM ainsi qu’à la communauté humanitaire dans son ensemble d’acheminer l’aide humanitaire de manière plus efficace et à moindre coût dans la …

29 May 2013 description

ROME — Canada's leadership on food security and nutrition is contributing to the reduction of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in developing countries. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, participated today in a round table in Rome to discuss global food security and nutrition, and the role of private sector partnerships.

28 May 2013 description

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada is providing emergency relief items to approximately 11,000 internally displaced Sudanese affected by the ongoing conflicts in North and South Kordofan states of Sudan, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation.

"Canada's humanitarian support is a tangible expression of the best of Canadian values," said Minister Fantino. "We are ensuring that the most vulnerable individuals in Sudan are receiving the immediate emergency support they need."

13 May 2013 description

Ottawa, Ontario — Emergency relief items will be provided to approximately 6,000 vulnerable people who have fled the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan and been displaced in eastern Chad, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation.

"Canada is a compassionate neighbour and is reacting quickly to help alleviate the suffering of those affected by the conflict," said Minister Fantino. "Through Canada's humanitarian assistance, we are ensuring that the most critical needs of those displaced are being met."

21 Sep 2012 description

IOM is helping to relocate refugees from Doro Camp in South Sudan's Upper Nile Sate, following floods which hit the area early this week causing a temporary suspension of aid deliveries.

The Organization is also intensifying hygiene promotion and the construction of emergency latrines following an outbreak of Hepatitis E in several refugee camps in Upper Nile State, South Sudan.

12 Jul 2012 description

July 9, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino today issued the following statement:

“One year ago, Canada welcomed the formal creation of South Sudan as an independent state—a momentous event for the people of South Sudan. Today, we celebrate the positive relationship between our two countries and the many links we share, including our commitment to building peace and prosperity across the continent.

04 Jul 2012 description
  • An overwhelming majority of Iraqi refugees 91.6% of refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Syria are from Iraq. The Government of Syria, which has continuously implemented a generous policy towards the stay of Iraqi refugees, estimates that the country hosts about one million Iraqis. 64.6% come from the region of Baghdad alone and 62.4% sought refuge in Syria five or more years ago. 35% of the 27,681 families registered are female-headed households.

14 Jun 2012 description

Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.