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08 Sep 2018 description

News release

September 6, 2018 - Ramallah, West Bank - Global Affairs Canada

Empowering women and girls is not just the right thing to do, it leads to more stability, more security and, crucially, more job creation.

12 Aug 2018 description

Backgrounder

Canada today announced over $50 million in new support to address the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable Palestinians. This support includes several humanitarian initiatives aimed at responding to the most pressing humanitarian needs, and four new development projects that foster economic growth that works for everyone.

23 Jul 2018 description

News release

July 12, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is committed to the Global Coalition Against Daesh and to achieving lasting peace in Iraq and Syria.

10 Jun 2018 description

La Malbaie (Québec) - 9 juin 2018

L’égalité des sexes est un droit de la personne fondamental et une priorité de premier plan pour le Canada et sa présidence du G7. Si nous voulons faire de l’égalité des sexes une réalité, les femmes et les filles à travers le monde doivent avoir un accès égal à une éducation et à des opportunités d’apprentissage de qualité. Lorsque les femmes et les filles ont une chance égale d’apprendre, de s’épanouir et de réussir, elles aident à bâtir une économie qui profite au plus grand nombre.

10 Jun 2018 description

La Malbaie, Quebec - June 9, 2018

Gender equality is a fundamental human right and a top priority for Canada and its G7 Presidency. To make gender equality a reality, all women and girls around the world must have equal access to quality education and learning opportunities. When women and girls have an equal chance to learn, grow, and succeed, they help build an economy that works for everyone.

20 May 2018 description

Communiqué de presse

Le 19 mai 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Affaires mondiales Canada

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé aujourd’hui que le Canada fournira une aide humanitaire d’urgence supplémentaire de 2,5 millions de dollars pour appuyer les organismes qui luttent contre l’épidémie d’Ebola.

20 May 2018 description

News release

May 19, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced that Canada will provide an additional $2.5 million in emergency humanitarian assistance to support organizations responding to the outbreak.

14 May 2018 description

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced humanitarian assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean, including to people affected by the crisis in Venezuela.

08 May 2018 description

Ramallah, May 08, 2018 – In an official ceremony yesterday, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and the Government of Canada launched a new flagship programme, “_**HAYA**: Eliminating Violence Against Women in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (2018 – 2022)_” along with four partner UN agencies, UN Women, UNFPA, UN Habitat, and UNODC. The ceremony took place at the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah, under the patronage of her Excellency Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Haifa Al-Agha, and the Canadian Deputy Minister of International Development, Ms.

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.

28 Apr 2018 description

News release

April 25, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium - Global Affairs Canada

The conflict in the Middle East continues to affect millions of vulnerable people in Syria and its neighbouring countries, including Lebanon.

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs), today announced $19.5 million in funding to address humanitarian needs in Syria and Lebanon.

11 Apr 2018 description

Le 10 avril 2018 – Yaoundé (Cameroun) – Affaires mondiales Canada

Au nom de la ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, le secrétaire parlementaire de la ministre des Affaires étrangères, M. Matt DeCourcey, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’un financement de plus de 27 millions de dollars serait accordé à des organisations humanitaires partenaires pour soutenir les populations du Cameroun, du Tchad, du Niger et du Nigéria.

10 Apr 2018 description

News release April 10, 2018 - Yaoundé, Cameroon - Global Affairs Canada

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced over $27 million in funding to humanitarian partners to support people in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

18 Mar 2018 description

March 16, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada remains deeply concerned about the violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar, and the displacement of more than 671,000 Rohingya refugees—the majority of them women and children—to neighbouring Bangladesh since August 25, 2017. Canada continues to support life-saving and gender-responsive humanitarian assistance to these refugees who face a desperate situation, which could worsen as monsoon season arrives in Bangladesh.

20 Feb 2018 description

Tegucigalpa, 20 de febrero, 2018 – #Canadá cree que los derechos humanos son universales, indivisibles e inalienables y que deben aplicar igualmente para todas y todos. De manera consistente, Canadá ha hecho un llamado a que se respeten los derechos humanos en Honduras, donde mujeres y personas lesbianas, gais, bisexuales, transgéneros e intersex (#LGBTI) continúan enfrentando serios desafíos a este respecto. Honduras es uno de los países más peligrosos del mundo para ser defensor de derechos humanos.

20 Feb 2018 description

Communiqué de presse

De Affaires mondiales Canada

Le 19 février 2018 – Montréal, Québec – Affaires mondiales Canada

11 Feb 2018 description

February 9, 2018 - Abuja, Nigeria - Global Affairs Canada

Canada champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all women and girls globally, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable, to ensure they have access to the services and information they need to have control of their own bodies, lives and futures. Canada also believes that everyone should have equal access to health care, proper nutrition, education and humanitarian assistance.

19 Jan 2018 description

January 19, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in Yemen and its humanitarian impact on civilians, particularly women and children, who continue to bear the brunt of the war that began in 2015. Thousands of civilians have been killed as a result of violence, disease or famine, and millions in the country are deprived of food, water, medicine and other life-saving supplies.