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28 Oct 2010 description


After destructive floods hit Pakistan this summer, many farmers in the country have been living in fear that there will be no crops for the coming year. This could mean widespread food shortages for thousands who depend on agriculture to feed their families and their communities.

13 Oct 2010 description


Development and Peace would like to thank all of its donors for contributing $3 million to the organization to bring humanitarian aid to flood-victims in Pakistan.

Heavy rains caused major flooding in the country throughout July and August, affecting over 20 million people. Although this disaster was slow to gain attention, Development and Peace knew it could count on the generosity of its supporters, who have always shown great compassion for those living through a crisis situation.

Several dioceses across Canada mobilized to organize collections in their parishes and …

09 Aug 2010 description

August 09, 2010


Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan have caused devastating floods in several parts of the country. The Government of Pakistan estimates that 13.8 million people have been affected and the situation is expected to worsen as the waters of the Indus River continue to swell from the rain and impact more areas.

So far, the gushing flood waters have destroyed houses, roads, bridges, toppled electrical and phone lines, and reportedly caused the deaths of 1,600 people.

27 May 2009 description

Montreal - Development and Peace is contributing $100,000 towards helping meet the needs of some of an estimated 2.38 million people displaced by fighting in northwest Pakistan.

The United Nations has warned of a long-term humanitarian crisis, which could further destabilise the region.

Barbara Trachsel, Emergency Program Officer, Development and Peace said: "Most of those affected are women and children as many men stayed behind to look after crops and animals.

15 Sep 2008 description

Development and Peace asks donors to contribute to relief and rehabilitation in South Asia

An unusually hard-hitting monsoon season in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan has raised concerns about the impact of climate change on the world's poor.

20 Jul 2007 description

July 20, 2007, Montreal - Development and Peace is contributing $100,000 from its emergency fund to assist partner agency - Catholic Relief Services (CRS-Pakistan), in helping two and half thousand households (approximately 10 thousand people) out of the estimated 1.1 million households affected by flooding and other significant damages caused by Cyclone YemYin, in the Balochistan and Sindh provinces of Pakistan.

06 Oct 2006 description

October 6, 2006 - Montreal: A powerful earthquake which struck the Kashmir region on Oct. 8, 2005, left 86,000 dead, more than 100 000 injured, and 3.5 million homeless. Large cities were literally flattened, and hundreds of mountain villages cut off from aid for several weeks following the destruction of electrical and road infrastructure.

29 Nov 2005 description

TORONTO / November 29, 2005 -- Generous public support, and matching funds from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), mean DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE can once more increase aid to victims of the October 8, 2005 earthquake that struck Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is sending $1 million to support two new emergency aid projects in Pakistan.

10 Nov 2005 description

TORONTO / November 10, 2005 - Thanks to generous public support following last month's earthquake in Asia, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is increasing aid to disaster victims in Pakistan and India. The organization is sending $200,000 to each country (for a total of $400,000) to provide shelter and meet basic needs for 9,500 families.

Reconstruction in Pakistan

In Pakistan, emergency and long-term aid is being given to 5,500 families: (i) 5,000 rural families who chose to rebuild their homes rather than leave their villages; (ii) 500 families who were sent to hospitals in urban centres, …

09 Oct 2005 description

TORONTO / October 9, 2005 - DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is sending an initial contribution of $100,000 to aid victims of the powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan, Afghanistan and northern India early yesterday morning, and it is accepting donations from the public to purchase additional food, clothing, water and many other basic necessities.

20 Jan 2003 description

TORONTO / January 20, 2003 -- Sr. Mary Pat LeRoy, General Superior of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, from Longueuil, Québec, will lead a Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE (CCODP) delegation to Afghanistan and Pakistan later this week to see first hand what effects aid from Canada is having on the lives of people in the region.

28 Nov 2001 description

TORONTO / November 28, 2001 - The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has given $185,000 to the Canadian Catholic Organization for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE (CCODP) to help Afghan refugees who do not enjoy "official refugee status" according to norms determined by the United Nations.