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18 Jul 2013 description

Fighting between the Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in the North of Burma over the last two years has led to the displacement of 75,000 people in the region. Many have taken refuge in camps, however, basic necessities and services in the camps are scarce, leaving the displaced in a highly vulnerable position.

25 Jun 2008 description

June 25, 2008, Montreal - Canadian Catholics have once again shown their generosity. Asked to support emergency and reconstruction efforts in Burma, they promptly sent a total of $ 1.8 million to Development and Peace.

'It is still a long journey. The full recovery will take at least two years. Cyclone Nargis was nature's nuclear attack on our people. But the tide is turning, because people like you felt their pain from far and rushed with assistance.

27 May 2008 description

May 27, 2008, Montreal- Development and Peace has launched an appeal for donations for the victims of Cyclone Nargis, which devastated Burma on May 2, 2008, leaving 134 000 dead or missing.

"At this time, the greatest threat to the millions of Burmese who have been injured, traumatized and otherwise affected by this disaster is that they be forgotten," says Michael Casey, Executive Director of Development and Peace.

"Development and Peace and Caritas Internationalis, the Catholic Church's international development network, are focusing all their efforts to lend …

09 May 2008 description

Montreal, May 9, 2008 - Development and Peace is committing an initial contribution of $ 50,000 to emergency relief in Burma (Myanmar).

06 May 2008 description

Montreal, May 6, 2008 - Development and Peace is accepting funds to help victims of the devastating Nagris Cyclone, which has left over 22,000 dead and thousands more homeless after hitting Myanmar's Irrawady Delta region on Saturday May 3.

Development and Peace is currently assessing the situation and coordinating its relief effort with Caritas Internationalis and other Caritas members around the world.

Development and Peace is the Canadian member of the Caritas network, which encompasses 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations working in over 200 …

02 Nov 2005 description

TORONTO / November 2, 2005 - The Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE has joined a multi-country post-tsunami relief effort to rebuild communities for the people of Aceh, Indonesia, still displaced from last December's disaster.

Valued at $25 million, the new project will build 3,000 houses, restore damaged or destroyed village infrastructures, and assist the economic and cultural recovery of the region's tidal wave survivors.

The project is being funded in large measure by a $19-million grant from Misereor, the overseas development agency of the Catholic …

12 May 2005 description

TORONTO / 12 May 2005 - DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE announced today that it has concluded the fundraising portion of its Tsunami Emergency Campaign following an overwhelming response by Catholics and the public to help communities devastated by the disaster. DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE will now turn its full attention to a multi-year reconstruction program for tsunami victims.

Canadians donated $19.7 million for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE tsunami relief.

12 Jan 2005 description

TORONTO / January 12, 2005 - A nation-wide collection organized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has raised at least $7 million to aid victims of the recent earthquake and tidal waves in Southeast Asia.

06 Jan 2005 description

Montréal, le 6 janvier 2005 - Les dons recueillis par DéVELOPPEMENT ET PAIX au nom des victimes des tsunamis ont franchi le cap du million de dollars.

«Et cette somme va certainement doubler», estime Richard Renshaw, le directeur général intérimaire de l'organisme, «puisque les évêques catholiques du Canada ont lancé un appel demandant à toutes les paroisses du pays de tenir une collecte spéciale, dimanche prochain, 9 janvier, afin de venir en aide à la population d'Asie».