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02 Dec 2004 description

Hot on the heels of the first World Summit on a Mine-Free World, UNICEF is launching a campaign to help protect Angolans from the six million mines scattered across their country.

Perched on her mother's lap in the crowded minibus, 4-year-old Celna bounced along the dirt road in central Angola. Travelling to meet her grandparents, Celna was excited. Peacetime in Angola had opened up many different routes, and it would be the first time Celna met her grandmother.

23 Jan 2004 description

Canada Fund for Africa Peace and Security Initiatives

18 Jul 2003 description

Data Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation

04 Sep 2002 description

Food crisis

In June 2002, Canada announced $34.2 million (see news release), through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), to address the humanitarian emergency in Southern Africa.

19 Jun 2002 description

OTTAWA - Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will contribute $34.2 million in humanitarian assistance to the people of Southern Africa.

"An estimated 16 million people in Southern Africa are threatened by the current food, nutrition and health crisis - a humanitarian emergency created by drought and political upheaval and compounded by poverty and the HIV/AIDS pandemic," Minister Whelan said.

07 Apr 2000 description

The Goal of the Fund is to contribute to the process to rid the world of the threat of anti-personnel landmines. CIDA's role within the Fund, is to lead in areas of victim assistance and rehabilitation (physical, psychological, social, economic), mine awareness education, mine clearance and in the planning of national programs for mine action.

24 Sep 1999 description

(99-49) News Release

Ottawa -- Canada's International Cooperation Minister, Maria Minna, today announced a $1 million contribution for the World Food Program to provide emergency food aid for the victims of the conflict in Angola. Today's contribution brings Canada's total contribution to the African country to $3.5 million this year.

"There are some 200 children, women, and men who die every day in Angola because of disease or starvation related to the war," said Minister Minna.

15 Feb 1999 description

Ottawa -- Canada will provide humanitarian assistance and food aid to Angolans who have fled to safety as a result of the renewed internal conflict, the Honourable Diane Marleau, Minister for International Cooperation and Minister responsible for La Francophonie announced today, during her official visit to Africa with Governor General, Roméo LeBlanc.

"We will be helping to feed and provide shelter to the over one million people who have been forced to leave their homes because of the fighting," said Madame Marleau.