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20 May 2018 description

Communiqué de presse

Le 19 mai 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Affaires mondiales Canada

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé aujourd’hui que le Canada fournira une aide humanitaire d’urgence supplémentaire de 2,5 millions de dollars pour appuyer les organismes qui luttent contre l’épidémie d’Ebola.

20 May 2018 description

News release

May 19, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced that Canada will provide an additional $2.5 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to support organizations responding to the outbreak.

16 May 2018 description
report El Nuevo Siglo

La ministra de Asuntos Exteriores de Canadá, Chrystia Freeland, anunció que su país donará USD 1,3 millones en asistencia humanitaria para la atención de las personas afectadas por la crisis en Venezuela.

Freeland aseguró que la crisis en el país gobernado por Nicolás Maduro tiene graves consecuencias en toda la región latinoamericana debido a la migración de miles de venezolanos hacia naciones como Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú.

08 May 2018 description

RAMALLAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a US$1.6 million (CAD$2 million) contribution from the Government of Canada to support vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.

08 May 2018 description

América del Sur

Colombia- Fuertes Lluvias- 3/5/18

La temporada de lluvias que ha azotado varias regiones del país, deja hasta el momento personas muertas, 151 municipios con daños en infraestructuras y 3.371 familias afectadas y damnificadas.

08 May 2018 description

Contributions to WHO and UNICEF will help end polio in Afghanistan, and fund global eradication efforts.

Last month, Canada signed a generous pledge of Can$ 100 million to help eradicate polio in Afghanistan as well as in the two other endemic countries, Nigeria and Pakistan, and to continue to protect many polio-free countries. The pledge was announced by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.

08 May 2018 description

Ramallah, May 08, 2018 – In an official ceremony yesterday, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and the Government of Canada launched a new flagship programme, “_**HAYA**: Eliminating Violence Against Women in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (2018 – 2022)_” along with four partner UN agencies, UN Women, UNFPA, UN Habitat, and UNODC. The ceremony took place at the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah, under the patronage of her Excellency Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Haifa Al-Agha, and the Canadian Deputy Minister of International Development, Ms.

07 May 2018 description

More than 165,000 people in Ethiopia are dealing with extensive flash flooding, which was exacerbated when two dams broke. At least two people died and approximately 1,600 families had to be evacuated.

Rising waters washed away homes, livestock and crops and cut off many districts and left main roads impassable. The risk of disease, such as diarrhea and even cholera, have increased as residents have little to no access to safe drinking water.

06 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Minister of Water and Irrigation, the German Ambassador to Jordan and UNICEF launched the operation of a water supply and waste water network which will connect all households in the camp. As the first of 12 districts a network which will serve about 8,000 households in District 8 of the camp has been commissioned.

02 May 2018 description

Ante el inicio de la temporada de mayor circulación de influenza en el hemisferio sur, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud / Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) recomienda a los Estados Miembros que adopten las medidas necesarias para asegurar el manejo clínico apropiado, el estricto cumplimiento de las medidas de control de infecciones en los servicios de atención de salud y la provisión adecuada de antivirales.

28 Apr 2018 description

News release

April 27, 2018 - Toronto, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of the millions of people in Somalia who continue to face hunger, disease, displacement, physical insecurity and loss of livelihoods as a result of the ongoing conflict and natural disasters, especially drought.

28 Apr 2018 description

News release

April 25, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium - Global Affairs Canada

The conflict in the Middle East continues to affect millions of vulnerable people in Syria and its neighbouring countries, including Lebanon.

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs), today announced $19.5 million in funding to address humanitarian needs in Syria and Lebanon.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Pew Research Center


More people sought asylum in Canada in 2017 than at any point in at least a quarter-century, due in part to a spike in applications from Haitians entering the country from the United States, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Canadian government data.

17 Apr 2018 description

Linking the UPR and the SDG processes

States have noted the potential mutual benefits of creating stronger links between human rights mechanisms, particularly the UPR, and the SDG process, with a view to achieving both greater and more effective implementation of human rights obligations and commitments on the ground and increased accountability for delivering on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In so doing States are acknowledging that many SDG Targets and Indicators have a strong alignment with and foundation in their preexisting human rights obligations.

16 Apr 2018 description

Tradicionalmente, la dinámica migratoria en las Américas se encuentra marcada por patrones intra y extra-regionales. En años recientes, en la República Bolivariana de Venezuela se evidencian cambios en sus procesos migratorios. Así, en el último tiempo, se intensifican los flujos hacia los tradicionales destinos así como también nuevos destinos en la región y el mundo.