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07 Nov 2012 description

Most small-scale entrepreneurs in developing countries do not have access to the financial services they need ― such as savings and financing ― to grow their businesses and generate profits, even though if successful, they become important engines of economic growth in their countries.

14 Feb 2012 description

Ottawa (Ontario) ― Dans le cadre des efforts déployés par le Canada à l'échelle internationale pour aider les pays en développement à s'adapter aux répercussions des changements climatiques, l'honorable Beverley J. Oda, ministre de la Coopération internationale, et l'honorable Peter Kent, ministre de l'Environnement, ont lancé aujourd'hui le Fonds canadien pour la résilience climatique en Afrique.

14 Feb 2012 description

February 13, 2012

Ottawa ― Today, as part of Canada's international efforts to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, and the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, launched the Canada Fund for African Climate Resilience.

25 Apr 2006 description

Africa Malaria Day 2006 marks the sixth anniversary of the Abuja Declaration when African heads of state and governments agreed to achieve specific targets on malaria prevention and control, in particular, halving the incidence of malaria in Africa by 2010.

Malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease transmitted by mosquitoes and found throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. In sub-Saharan Africa approximately one million children die of malaria every year, and in all of Africa, malaria is the leading killer of children under five.

04 Nov 2005 description

OTTAWA - The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will provide more than $ 25 million to help alleviate the ongoing humanitarian and food crisis in southern Africa, including Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Through this funding, Canada will contribute to feeding over nine million people in the region and support agricultural initiatives that will sustain rural economic recovery.

18 Jul 2003 description

Data Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation

01 Jan 2003 description

Data Sources: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Population Action International

04 Sep 2002 description

Food crisis

In June 2002, Canada announced $34.2 million (see news release), through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), to address the humanitarian emergency in Southern Africa.

19 Jun 2002 description

OTTAWA - Susan Whelan, Minister for International Cooperation, today announced that Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), will contribute $34.2 million in humanitarian assistance to the people of Southern Africa.

"An estimated 16 million people in Southern Africa are threatened by the current food, nutrition and health crisis - a humanitarian emergency created by drought and political upheaval and compounded by poverty and the HIV/AIDS pandemic," Minister Whelan said.