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17 Jun 2006 description
report USC Canada

For more than three decades, USC Canada has been supporting work in Indonesia in the province of Yogyakarta on the island of Java. On Saturday, May 27th, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake killed more than 5,700 people in the area surrounding Yogyakarta, leaving tens of thousands critically injured and without food and shelter.

We are concerned about the health and welfare of the people of Indonesia, and the partners we have worked with over the past 30 years.

05 Jun 2006 description
report USC Canada

For more than three decades, USC Canada has been supporting work in Indonesia in the province of Yogyakarta on the island of Java. On Saturday, May 27th, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake killed more than 5,700 people in the area surrounding Yogyakarta, leaving many others critically injured.

We are concerned about the health and welfare of the people of Indonesia, and the partners we have worked with over the past 30 years. The loss of life and the damage to infrastructure will have a serious long-term impact on the people and the region.

31 May 2006 description
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Farmers in West Africa celebrate biodiversity with a seed fair in Douentza

This past November, Aly Togo boarded a small bus in his village of Bankass, Mali, carrying several small bags of seeds. Arriving in nearby Mopti, he joined 130 other farmers on a five-day caravan, traveling about 200 km northeast towards a seed fair in the village of Douentza. Their purpose?

07 Jan 2005 description
report USC Canada

Like all NGO's, and Canadians in general, USC Canada was struck by the tragedy in Asia. While USC's partners in Indonesia and Bangladesh have reported the communities where they work were not directly impacted by the tsunamis, the sheer scope of this human tragedy compels us to be a part of broader efforts to help those in need.

Since the disaster, USC has received many phone calls and messages from concerned Canadians wanting to know how they can help.

14 Nov 2004 description
report USC Canada

USC Canada has announced it will provide $15,000 in funding assistance to help with relief efforts following severe flooding in Bangladesh.

After weeks of floods that have covered up to 60 per cent of the country, water levels in some places are beginning to fall very slowly; however, there is concern that a second round of flooding may occur in late August due to high tides in the Bay of Bengal.

The flooding is not only leaving behind damage to the country's infrastructure -- roads, schools, hospitals -- but has also destroyed much of the current harvest.

13 Mar 2001 description
report USC Canada

Ottawa - USC Canada has launched an unprecedented appeal to Canadians requesting help for the people of East Timor. USC Canada Executive Director Ann Thomson says "The situation is critical and to take advantage of the growing season we must act now to avert hunger. The people of East Timor want to move out of emergency aid and now is the time to put in place long term development solutions."

05 Jan 2001 description
report USC Canada

By Ann Thomson
Michael Trenholm
Ottawa - USC Canada today launched an unprecedented appeal to Canadians requesting help for the people of East Timor. USC Canada Executive Director Ann Thomson says "The situation is critical and to take advantage of the growing season we must act now to avert hunger. The people of East Timor want to move out of emergency aid and now is the time to put in place long term development solutions."

08 Oct 1999 description
report USC Canada

by USC staff in Indonesia and Canada