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23 May 2016 description

May 23, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $274 million in humanitarian assistance at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The funding will be provided to United Nations humanitarian and development agencies to strengthen emergency response, ensure child protection in humanitarian crises and build long-term resilience to food insecurity.

18 Dec 2015 description

The support announced today by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, totals $30 million in emergency humanitarian assistance funding, which will go to several partners in response to the food security crisis in Ethiopia.

01 Aug 2015 description

Canada to support Canadian Foodgrains Bank initiative to assist African farmers

July 31, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced support for a project that will enable the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) to directly benefit more than 50,000 farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

02 Feb 2015 description

Minister MacKay and MP Armstrong announce two projects that will help boost farmers’ productivity and resilience

February 1, 2015 - Truro, Nova Scotia - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

22 Aug 2014 description

Canada’s support to Médecins Sans Frontières is helping to improve access to emergency health care

August 22, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

08 Jul 2013 description

TORONTO — The International Day of Cooperatives serves to recognize and reaffirm the role of cooperatives. Canada has made cooperatives a priority because dynamic, growing economies create more opportunities for people everywhere. To recognize this day, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Development, announced a new initiative that will help smallholder farmers in Ethiopia explore and develop their potential through earning a living and ultimately improve their quality of life.

14 Feb 2012 description

February 13, 2012

Ottawa ― Today, as part of Canada's international efforts to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, launched the Canada Fund for African Climate Resilience.

28 Jan 2011 description

Ottawa, Ontario - Deepak Obhrai, Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Beverley J.

21 Sep 2009 description

Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced that Canada will contribute $30 million to the World Food Programme to those affected by the drought in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

"The drought in these countries has created a critical situation. Canada is responding to the urgent need to assist the World Food Programme to meet the food and nutrition needs in these countries", said Minister Oda.

24 Feb 2008 description

Truro, NS - On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, today announced funding for two new development projects that will be managed by Canadian educational institutions.

'The Government of Canada is proud to partner with both the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and Saint Mary's University to deliver concrete results for the people of Ethiopia and Vietnam,' said Minister Oda.

31 Jul 2007 description

Ottawa - The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for La Francophonie and Official Languages today announced that Canada will provide $125 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) over the next five years for food programs for children in African schools.

09 Dec 2003 description

Ottawa - The Honourable Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced a contribution to the World Food Programme (WFP) of $14 million for emergency food aid initiatives in Ethiopia. Minister Whelan made the announcement as part of Canada's response to the 2004 Emergency Appeal for Ethiopia. The funds will be provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

16 Jan 2003 description

Ottawa - The Honourable Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will contribute an additional $40 million for emergency assistance in Ethiopia. This brings Canada's total response to the current crisis to $46.86 million.

"A major humanitarian crisis is currently unfolding in Ethiopia," Minister Whelan said. "More than 11 million Ethiopians need food to survive and three million more are at risk.

16 Oct 2002 description

Ottawa - The Honourable Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced that Canada will provide $6.6 million to the World Food Program (WFP) for immediate food distribution in Ethiopia and to strengthen the ability of communities to better address the root causes of food insecurity.

"Today, on World Food Day, more than 800 million people in the world still do not have enough to eat," Minister Whelan said. "In Ethiopia, food insecurity remains a serious concern.

27 May 2002 description

(2002-29) News Release

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) -- Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will contribute $10.5 million to increase food security and provide food aid to low-income Ethiopians, including small-scale farmers and drought-affected herders.

"Hunger and malnutrition are widespread in Ethiopia," Minister Whelan said.