PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In his first international trip since being appointed Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis visited Haiti to see first-hand what progress has been madeand what development challenges remain.
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Lessons drawn from evaluations can improve understanding of what constitutes good development, and what works and what does not, for both CIDA staff and partners who design and implement international development projects. Incorporating these lessons into our operations will also give Canadian taxpayers better value for their tax dollars.
OTTAWA — Canada is providing essential lifesaving assistance to people in southern Ecuador affected by drought, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation. Canada's assistance will help deliver drinking water and water for farming and livestock.
AJAX — The prolonged crises in Afghanistan have left many Afghans highly vulnerable, with many suffering food insecurity and displacement from their homes. Today, Chris Alexander, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence and MP for Ajax-Pickering, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, that life-saving assistance will be provided in response to humanitarian appeals for the people of Afghanistan.
Tim Irwin, a Canadian from Montreal, is serving as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) communications officer based in Juba, South Sudan. CIDA provides funding to the UNHCR—responsible for leading and coordinating international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Here is his report from the field: