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16 Dec 2017 description

December 15, 2017 - Etobicoke, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is concerned by the extremely fragile humanitarian situation in Somalia and supports international efforts to meet the basic needs of the millions of Somalis facing hunger, disease, displacement, physical insecurity and loss of livelihoods. Somalia continues to face the ongoing effects of nearly three decades of conflict and insecurity as well as the impact of chronic drought and other natural disasters.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Americas. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Americas.

11 Dec 2017 description

Summary of the situation

Between October 2016 and September 2017, countries of the European Region reported 15,941 confirmed measles cases; 86% (n=13,712) of these cases were reported in 2017. In this period, the highest incidence was reported in Romania (252.4 cases per 1 million population), followed by Italy (82.4 cases per 1 million population) and Tajikistan (77.3 cases per 1 million population). In 2017, there were 20 measles deaths, including 10 reported in Romania.

10 Dec 2017 description

Baghdad, 10 December 2017 - The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the Directorate of Mine Action (DMA), and the Embassy of Canada to Iraq, celebrated the signing of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention twenty years ago, through a special photo exhibit of photographs from Mosul and beyond showcasing the clearance work undertaken by mine action operators.

08 Dec 2017 description

Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit; includes emergency responses in South Sudan and northern Nigeria

Over 142,000 people in ten countries will benefit from fourteen projects totaling $3.7 committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in November.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO), Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

07 Dec 2017 description

Resumen de la situación

En el periodo comprendido entre octubre de 2016 y septiembre de 2017, los países de la Región Europea notificaron 15.941 casos confirmados de sarampión; el 86% (n=13.712) de estos casos fueron notificados en 2017. La mayor incidencia se registró en Rumania (252,4 casos por 1 millón de habitantes), seguido de Italia (82,4 casos por 1 millón de habitantes) y Tayikistán (77,3 casos por 1 millón de habitantes). En 2017, ocurrieron 20 defunciones por sarampión, 10 de las cuales se registraron en Rumania.

06 Dec 2017 description

With new funds provided by the Government of Canada, WMO and its partners are stepping up efforts to support disaster risk reduction in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Southeast Asia.

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has allocated CAD 10 million (US$ 7.5 million) to the project entitled “Building Resilience to High-Impact Hydro-meteorological Events through Strengthening Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in SIDS and South East Asia. The grant represents Canada`s institutional support to the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative.

05 Dec 2017 description

Accra – IOM Ghana has donated document fraud detection equipment to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with funding provided by the Government of Canada. The equipment included passport reference manuals, compact magnifiers and document verification devices.

The 50 compact magnifiers will allow frontline GIS officers, in direct contact with travellers at entry/exit points to increase their document examination capacity on the ground while the document authentication and verification devices will ensure greater scrutiny in case of referrals for secondary level examination.

04 Dec 2017 description

El Salvador – Viceministros de Relaciones Exteriores y altos funcionarios de Belice, Canadá, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Estados Unidos, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana participaron en la XII Reunión Anual de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), la cual se cerró ayer (11/30) en San Salvador.

04 Dec 2017 description

Tuesday, December 5 is World Soil Day, a day set aside by the United Nations http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/about-world-soil-day/en/; to acknowledge the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. This World Soil Day, Canadian Foodgrains Bank is reflecting on the importance of continued attention to soil health as a means of ensuring global food security.

01 Dec 2017 description

Juba, 29 November 2017: “I believe I gave birth successfully because I came to the hospital and followed all the advice given to me,” said Nyangouk Dot a thirty-four-year-old mother who came to the Kuajok maternity complex in early labour.

Fully aware of her previous losses at birth, the midwives at the maternity complex immediately admitted and managed her condition. The seven months’ pregnant mother gave birth to a healthy baby boy and smiled to the doctors and midwives who have been attending to her regularly during her admission at the hospital.

28 Nov 2017 description

General Manager of the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Mr. Leroy Abraham has said that the restoration of electricity in the Virgin Islands is moving faster than expected.

Mr. Abraham said that more assistance has arrived from abroad including a 27-person team organised by the United Kingdom through Varlard, a Canadian electricity company.

24 Nov 2017 description

CONTENTS

  1. Measuring irregular migration: Innovative data practices
    Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko

  2. Measuring unsafe migration: The challenge of collecting accurate data on migrant fatalities
    Ann Singleton, Frank Laczko and Julia Black

  3. A new approach: Displacement Tracking Matrix Comprehensive Migration Flows Survey Model
    Michelle Münstermann and Vivianne van der Vorst

23 Nov 2017 description

DREF operation n° MDRVN016

Glide n° FF-2017-000152-VNM

Date of issue: 23 November 2017

Timeframe covered by this update: 24 October – 20 November 2017

Date of disaster: 9-10 October 2017

Operation start date: 24 October 2017

Expected timeframe: 3 months (31 January 2017)

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

22 Nov 2017 description

The mass migration underway around the world puts children in harm’s way

By Patrick Canagasingham, CEO & child sponsor
ceo-office@ccfcanada.ca

We’ve been talking about a specific global controversy for what _seems_ like ages — on TV, the radio, the web, social media and around the water cooler, but it’s an age-old problem. And, putting up barriers won’t solve the systemic issue causing people to risk their lives to migrate from their homeland through unconventional, dangerous channels.

20 Nov 2017 description

Resettlement Figures 2005-2017

  • Total number of submissions: 134,142

  • Total number of departures: 107,885

14 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Dhaka, 12 November 2017: To improve the knowledge, behavior and practices of people about essential newborn care and related services available in Bangladesh, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the ‘National Campaign on Newborn Health’ today with support from UNICEF and the Government of Canada.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

07 Nov 2017 description

On his second visit to the country as High Commissioner, Filippo Grandi urges Prime Minister Trudeau to consider doing more for refugee women and girls at risk.

By Leyland Cecco | 07 November 2017

07 Nov 2017 description

Refugee Council of Australia and Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Joint release

As the humanitarian crisis on Manus Island escalates, Australians and the broader global community are coming to the aid of the innocent men trapped inside the centre.

Last week as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton ordered food, clean water, electricity and medicines be cut off from those inside the Australian funded and staffed Manus centre, a 24 year old man from Iran, Amir Taghinia, detained there for over 4 years, was flown out to safety to Canada.