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19 Dec 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION

Nutrition challenges are not only about a lack of food. Malnutrition often arises when there is a gap in knowledge about positive nutrition behaviours – including what to eat, the importance of a balanced diet, and how to prepare foods to retain nutrients. Where CPAR works, diets are typically heavily starch based, limited to one or two food groups and locally available nutritious foods have been overlooked. This is why CPAR integrates nutrition and health education into all of our programming.

23 Apr 2013 description

IMPROVING MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA

In the next five minutes....
3 women will lose their lives to complications of pregnancy or childbirth, 60 others will suffer debilitating injuries and infection due to the same causes, and 70 children will die, nearly 30 of them newborn babies. Countless other babies will be stillborn or suffer potentially long-term consequences of being born prematurely. The vast majority of these deaths and disabilities are preventable.
- Countdown to 2015, Maternal, Newborn & Child Survival (2012)

15 Mar 2010 description

Tackling Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Rural Africa

FOOD SECURITY

Achieving food security continues to be a challenge for developing nations - especially for those living in rural Africa.

Food security; a situation in which all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active healthy life; is affected by a complexity of factors.

22 Jan 2010 description

It has been 1.5 years since Ayella Johnson returned to his village in Raa, Okidi Parish, Atiak Sub County in Northern Uganda. Ayella and his family had been living in an IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in Atiak for eight years due to the insecurity caused by the rebel LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) insurgency in Northern Uganda.

When the security situation improved in 2005, Ayella and his family moved to a transit camp at Okidi Parish that was closer to their ancestral home. They stayed at this transitional camp for three years before returning home completely.

25 Sep 2009 description

WELCOME TO CANADIAN PHYSICIANS FOR AID & RELIEF'S (CPAR'S) 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION NEWSLETTER

This issue will feature the voices of CPAR's program country staff, individual supporters and community beneficiaries as well as more information about how CPAR programs have touched lives, improved livelihoods and primary health care, helped provide access to clean and safe water and sanitation, and also increased food security.

04 Dec 2008 description

As a Partner in African Livelihoods, you are having a huge impact on the lives of families living in your PAL community!

In previous PAL Reports, you learned about the challenges that rural Ethiopian farmers face in securing an adequate food supply for their households. CPAR-Ethiopia is also working in the Jarso Program area to support HIV & AIDS-affected communities. One of the support initiatives involves the establishment of positive People Living with HIV & AIDS (PLWHA) associations like the New Hope Gohatsion Association.

19 Nov 2007 description

CPAR Projects Assisting War-Affected Youth Northern Uganda

Thanks to new funding secured through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), CPAR-Uganda is launching two new programs to meet the needs of war-affected communities in the north.

Engaging youth in peacebuilding.

In February, CPAR began work on a pilot youth and community peacebuilding initiative funded by DFAIT called "By Youth for Youth".

25 Nov 2006 description

Highlights of Roxane Tracey's Trip to Uganda and Malawi

It has been three years since I last stepped foot on African soil.

01 Jul 2006 description

Moving Beyond Hunger is a new three-year CPAR program (July 2006 - June 2009) that will contribute to the Millennium Development Goal (agreed to by all 191 U.N. member states at the Millennium Summit of 2000) of reducing by half the proportion of people that suffer from hunger.

21 Mar 2006 description

Thanks to new funding secured through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), CPAR-Uganda is launching two new programs to meet the needs of war-affected communities in the north.

Engaging youth in peacebuilding

In February, CPAR began work on a pilot youth and community peacebuilding initiative funded by DFAIT called "By Youth for Youth".

21 Mar 2006 description

On Wednesday February 1, 2006, a CPAR-trained landmines advocacy group in Paicho, northern Uganda, reported a suspicious object suspected to be a UXO (unexploded ordinance). The Teyapadola Advocacy Group of Paicho sub-county first discovered the object while on their way to collect firewood.

02 Dec 2004 description

We're pleased to report that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has approved CPAR for a grant of $500,000 for war-affected communities in Aloi Camp, Lira district, Northern Uganda.

The grant which is being provided by CIDA's International Humanitarian Assistance Division, will help to ensure that the basic human needs of internally displaced families in northern Uganda are being met.

The 12-month project, is designed to address the needs of more than 28,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Lira District.

26 Feb 2004 description

Canadian NGO staff stick it out and offer help to vulnerable civilians

05 Jun 2003 description

According to sponsors and participants, the Northern Dialogue for Peace Workshop held in Gulu Town May 8th and 9th, 2003 fulfilled a need for exchanging ideas and information about the peace process and provided the opportunity to strengthen co-ordination amongst the peace actors in northern Uganda.

30 Sep 2002 description

TORONTO, ONT. Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) is host to 3,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Northern Uganda in its Lire Base camp. The IDPs, are fleeing from Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, who have been wreaking havoc on the local population for the past few weeks. Hundreds of thousands of families from the rural areas are abandoning their homes and IDP camps and heading for the nearest town in the hope of some protection and emergency assistance from international aid agencies.

30 Sep 2002 description

TORONTO, ON. Field workers for Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) are reporting a dramatic increase in the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Gulu and Lire districts of Northern Uganda, which is creating a looming humanitarian disaster. Ten sub counties in Lira District have been heavily affected by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) activity in the last four or five days. The total population of these sub counties is 330,192. The District has stated it believes that the vast majority if not all of this population has been displaced in the last week.

01 Aug 2002 description

TORONTO, ONT. Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) is to provide emergency food aid for families displaced by the renewed violent conflict in Northern Uganda. CPAR is preparing a major emergency food-aid program to address the immediate needs of 180,000 displaced people. They are also appealing to the Canadian public for help with essential household items, such as blankets and cooking utensils, for these families.