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Sudan + 2 others
Refugees in Sudan resettled in Canada

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.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 27 others
Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013

Report
CARE

A new report reveals that a tiny proportion of international aid is directed towards projects that target gender violence and sexual exploitation of women in humanitarian crises.

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Chad + 2 others
Canada provides humanitarian assistance to Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad

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.

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Djibouti + 6 others
Construction Starts On Djibouti Logistics Hub For Humanitarian Operations In Horn Of Africa

The new hub will enable the humanitarian community to dispatch assistance more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively in the region. About one quarter of the people that WFP assists live in the Horn of Africa.

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Djibouti + 6 others
Djibouti: lancement des travaux de la base logistique du PAM pour les opérations humanitaires dans la Corne de l’Afrique

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.

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World + 14 others
Canada leads global food security initiatives

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.

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Sudan + 1 other
Canada provides humanitarian assistance to Sudan

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."

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Chad + 2 others
Canada provides emergency assistance for refugees and displaced in eastern Chad

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."

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Relocates Refugees, Fights Disease at South Sudan's Flood-Affected Doro Camp

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.

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South Sudan + 2 others
Canada Congratulates South Sudan on First Anniversary of Independence

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.

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UNHCR Syria Fact Sheet - June 2012 (EN/AR)

  • 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.

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World + 20 others
Development for Results 2010-2011: At the heart of Canada's efforts for a better world

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.

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Djibouti + 6 others
Canada contributes 4.8 mln. USD for WFP logistics hub construction

Addis Ababa, April 13, 2012 (Addis Ababa) - The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) contributed more than 4.8 million US dollars to support the establishment of a humanitarian logistics hub and cargo in Djibouti by the World Food Program (WFP), WFP said.

According to a press release it sent to ENA on Friday, the logistics hub will enable WFP and the wider humanitarian community to store and transport humanitarian assistance for the region more efficiently and cost-effectively.

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World + 29 others
The FAO Component of the Consolidated Appeals 2012

FOREWORD

Every year, the plight and needs of many of the world’s most vulnerable people are described in the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP). This year’s CAP spans 18 countries and outlines needs across key sectors.

The 2012 CAP clearly highlights that food insecurity continues to be compounded by protracted crisis situations, more frequent natural disasters, conflict, volatile food prices, harsh economic conditions and climate change.

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Sudan + 2 others
Canada's Approach

Sudan has been plagued by conflicts since it gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1956. To assist in restoring peace to the region, the Government of Canada has for many years been helping to address the root causes of these conflicts.

Canada has actively participated in a coordinated international effort to bring a just and lasting peace to all of Sudan. The main goal of Canada's involvement has been to resolve the conflict in Darfur and to support the full implementation of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended the Second Sudanese Civil War.

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Sudan + 1 other
UN-AU envoy in Canada to seek support for peace efforts in Darfur

Ottawa, 7 October 2011 – Canada’s help could be critical in assisting the development of a “new roadmap” for the Darfur peace process, the head of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari, said in talks with senior Canadian Government officials during a three-day visit to Ottawa.

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Canada + 1 other
We have invested heavily in Sudan, we just can’t walk away now

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EastAfrican

By FRED OLUOCH

Canada was one of the major donors during Sudan’s peace negotiations in Kenya that led to the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Later, Canada joined the international community in supporting the reconstruction of South Sudan which is set to become a republic on July 9. The country has been following the developments in Juba and Khartoum keenly and applying diplomatic pressure on both sides to respect and implement the CPA. The new Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya spoke to FRED OLUOCH about the country’s ultimate plans for Sudan

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Benin + 14 others
WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record 20 Nov 2009

Epidemiological summary of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus - Ontario, Canada, June 2009

Background

In March and April 2009, a novel strain of influenza A (H1N1) virus was detected in Mexico and the United States. The virus has since spread worldwide, and there have been >340 000 laboratory-confirmed cases and >4100 deaths reported to WHO as of 27 September 2009. Given the evidence of sustained community-level outbreaks of novel influenza A (H1N1) in >1 WHO region, WHO declared a global pandemic of influenza

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Transcript of press conference by UN SG Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters, 5 May 2009

SG/SM/12224

Secretary-General: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see you. I am sorry that I couldn't have a press conference with you last month, because of my very hectic schedule. I am pleased to have this monthly regular press conference today.

Yesterday, as you know, I briefed the General Assembly on the latest developments regarding the H1N1 epidemic.

As you know, this outbreak is yet another reminder that we live an interconnected world. A threat to one country is a threat to all, requiring a collective, global response.