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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.

16 Dec 2017 description

December 15, 2017 - Etobicoke, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is concerned by the extremely fragile humanitarian situation in Somalia and supports international efforts to meet the basic needs of the millions of Somalis facing hunger, disease, displacement, physical insecurity and loss of livelihoods. Somalia continues to face the ongoing effects of nearly three decades of conflict and insecurity as well as the impact of chronic drought and other natural disasters.

29 May 2017 description

May 29, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

More than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation as a result of severe drought and conflict. South Sudan is experiencing famine, and unless immediate action is taken, others could slide into a similar situation. This is an unprecedented situation.

The Government of Canada is responding to this crisis and will also help Canadians mobilize their own response to a global appeal through the creation of the Famine Relief Fund.

18 Mar 2017 description

March 17, 2017 - Toronto, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canadians have always helped in times of crisis, and Canada’s humanitarian assistance reflects the best of Canadian values.

As a result of conflicts in northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as a devastating drought affecting Somalia, more than 20 million people are facing extreme food insecurity, with famine already declared in parts of South Sudan.

20 Nov 2014 description

November 20, 2014 - Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, highlighted Canada’s ongoing efforts to stabilize Somalia during the Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum, which took place on November 19 and 20, 2014, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mr. Opitz reiterated Canada’s continued support for sustainable peace and security in the country but also expressed concern about recent political tensions and stressed the need for unified political leadership.

12 Aug 2014 description

Le Canada contribue à accroître la résilience des personnes souffrant d’insécurité alimentaire en Somalie

Le député Goldring annonce un soutien en faveur de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture afin de protéger les moyens de subsistance des familles somaliennes et de préserver l’accès de ces dernières à des aliments sains et nutritifs

Le 11 août 2014 – Edmonton, Alberta – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

12 Aug 2014 description

MP Goldring announces support to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to help protect livelihoods and preserve access to safe and nutritious food for families in Somalia

August 11, 2014 – Edmonton, Alberta – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

23 Jul 2014 description

Today’s announcement of $5 million to UNICEF is addressing the humanitarian needs of people, especially children, affected by the crisis in Somalia.

Canada is supporting UNICEF’s operations that are improving the health, well-being and protection of children, women and their families by providing:

02 Oct 2013 description

October 1, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced additional Canadian support to contribute to promoting greater regional stability and sustainable peace and security in Somalia.

Baird made the announcement following a bilateral meeting with Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam, Somalia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The ministers discussed the situation in Somalia, progress made by the Somali government and the recent terrorist attack in Nairobi.

17 May 2012 description

Ottawa―This week, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, met with Ms. Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

24 Feb 2012 description

February 23, 2012 - London, United Kingdom

Check Against Delivery

Canada is part of the international effort represented by this conference because of the promise that we see for the people of Somalia. This imminent prospect challenges us all to align with those who are committed to advancing accountable governance for and delivering services to Somalis.

21 Dec 2011 description

Ottawa, Ontario―Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced how Canada will be providing continued aid to those affected by the ongoing crisis in eastern Africa through the East Africa Drought Relief Fund.

In October, the Minister reported on the generosity of Canadian donations to help those suffering in eastern Africa. To fulfil its commitment, the government is providing support, through the East Africa Drought Relief Fund, to 14 organizations that are working on the ground to help those most in need.

25 Nov 2011 description

Ottawa (Ontario) ― Aujourd'hui, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé 25 nouveaux projets visant à renforcer le soutien du Canada à l'Afrique. La ministre Oda a fait mention de ces projets récemment dans un discours prononcé lors d'une réunion avec des hauts-commissaires et ambassadeurs africains à Ottawa.

29 Oct 2011 description
  1. Effective and cooperative action to secure long-term food security and improved nutrition in developing countries is a priority shared by all Commonwealth countries, as reflected in the Perth Declaration on Food Security Principles. The humanitarian crisis now affecting the Horn of Africa is a tragic reminder of the chronic food insecurity that afflicts many parts of that continent.

21 Oct 2011 description

Ottawa, Ontario―Yesterday, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, provided an update on the serious humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa and announced the final tally of donations provided by individual Canadians to Canadian registered charities eligible to be matched by the Government of Canada through its East Africa Drought Relief Fund.

The crisis in eastern Africa is requiring the continued efforts of the international community in meeting the needs of the more than 13 million people affected by the crisis across the region.

07 Oct 2011 description

Canada fulfills food security commitment

October 5, 2011

Montreal, Quebec―Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced the preliminary tally of funds donated by Canadians to registered Canadian charitable organizations working in East Africa on drought relief.

03 Dec 2009 description

Ottawa, Ontario - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced that Canada will contribute an additional $30 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its operations. This will help the WFP to meet the immediate food aid needs of vulnerable populations and respond to a range of humanitarian situations around the world.

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.

26 Aug 2008 description

HMCS VILLE DE QUÉBEC, INDIAN OCEAN - On Sunday, August 24, 2008, a World Food Programme ship escorted by Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Ville de Québec arrived in Mogadishu, Somalia with a cargo of more than 5,400 metric tons of corn and soy meal. This single load is enough to feed more than 54,000 people for six months.

"With every successful delivery of food to Somalia, lives are saved.

15 Dec 2006 description

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, today issued the following statement on the situation in Somalia:

"Canada is deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and rising tensions in Somalia.