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31 Dec 2014 description

OTTAWA — In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and following an acclimatization period, 37 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff commenced operations today in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.

CAF military doctors nurses, medics and support staff are operating at the UK’s Kerry Town Treatment Unit (KTTU). Canadians are working alongside their British counterparts in providing essential medical care to local and international health care workers.

22 Dec 2014 description

Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone

08 Dec 2014 description

Health services personnel will work with British forces in Sierra Leone In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, approximately 40 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff departed for the United Kingdom (UK) today to undertake specialized training prior to deploying to Sierra Leone later this month.

27 Nov 2014 description

Canada launches “Join The Fight Against Ebola” recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment of Canadian Armed Forces members to West Africa

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced further action and support to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

19 Oct 2014 description

Canada providing funding to the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

October 17, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional funding to support international efforts led by the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to respond to the immediate needs related to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

05 Oct 2014 description

October 4, 2014 - Ottawa, ON - Public Health Agency of Canada

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, with Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor, announced the deployment of a second mobile lab team to West Africa.

Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada deployed a second mobile laboratory and two additional Agency scientists to Sierra Leone to join the Agency's existing team in the field in Kailahun. A third scientist will leave on Tuesday.

25 Sep 2014 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

New York City, NY

September 25, 2014

The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and High Representative of the European Union:

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25 Sep 2014 description

Le 25 septembre 2014 – New York, New York – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

Aujourd’hui, le ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Christian Paradis a annoncé l’octroi d’une aide humanitaire supplémentaire afin de répondre aux besoins immédiats des personnes touchées par l’éclosion de la maladie à virus Ebola en Guinée, au Liberia et en Sierra Leone, ainsi que dans les pays voisins de l’Afrique de l'Ouest. Cette aide fait suite aux récents appels lancés par les Nations Unies et les organisations non gouvernementales.

25 Sep 2014 description

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional humanitarian assistance to help meet the immediate needs of the people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and neighbouring countries in West Africa. The assistance is in response to recent appeals issued by the United Nations and non-governmental organizations.

16 Sep 2014 description

Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Recently, the WHO reported a shortage of equipment in the affected countries and has appealed to member states for donations for use by front-line workers in the affected countries.

13 Aug 2014 description

Treatment may help ongoing outbreak response in West Africa

August 12, 2014 - Ottawa- Public Health Agency of Canada

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada will donate doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada to the World Health Organization (WHO) in its role as an international coordinating body in responding to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The WHO will help to facilitate distribution of the vaccine.

08 Aug 2014 description

Canada continues to address immediate needs in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

August 8, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional support to help fight the growing Ebola outbreak in the West Africa region; and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, provided an update on the situation and Canada’s efforts to date.

18 Apr 2014 description

April 18, 2014

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

25 Jul 2002 description

Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and John McCallum, Minister of National Defence, today welcomed the appointment of Brigadier-General Pierre G. Boutet as a judge on the Sierra Leone Special Court by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

"I am very pleased that Brigadier-General Boutet has been chosen to undertake this important role," said Minister Graham.

31 Jul 2001 description

John Manley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Maria Minna, Minister for International Co-operation, today announced that Canada will contribute $2.25 million over three years toward the creation of the Sierra Leone Special Court.

The announcement was made following an appeal by the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to States for funds, personnel, equipment and services for the founding and operation of the Sierra Leone Special Court.

"Accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes is an important part of Canada's human security agenda," …

16 Jul 2001 description

John Manley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that, as of July 12, Canada has implemented regulations consistent with our international obligations, that put into effect sanctions against Liberia. These sanctions are pursuant to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1343 of March 7, 2001.

Resolution 1343 ordered member states to impose sanctions against Liberia if the Government of Liberia did not immediately cease support for rebel groups in the region, especially the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone.

25 Apr 2001 description

April 25, 2001 (9:30 a.m. EDT) No. 50

John Manley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today the re-appointment of David Pratt, Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, as Special Envoy for Sierra Leone.

Mr. Pratt's mandate is to engage in consultations with the various parties attempting to restore peace and stability in Sierra Leone, with a view to identifying possible contributions to this process by Canada. Mr.

12 May 2000 description

May 12, 2000 (time EDT) No. 101

The Government of Canada today announced a number of measures to help the people of Sierra Leone and the United Nations in its efforts to restore peace in that country. These include $5 million in emergency humanitarian aid, trained planners and experts to help bolster the capacity of the UN for rapid response, and protective equipment for UN peacekeepers.

Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency, will provide the $5 million in emergency humanitarian aid to help victims of the conflict in Sierra Leone.