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Canada announces new assistance for those affected by conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Current assessments by the UN and local authorities indicate that 5.2 million people in Tigray (90% of the population) now require humanitarian assistance

Canada remains deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and the resulting humanitarian crisis that continues to worsen. Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, announced that Canada is providing an additional $7 million…

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Coronavirus - Somalia: Canada to support UNFPA Somalia on a New Initiative on Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights through Midwifery Education and Practice

The initiative is aimed at reducing maternal mortality and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights

The Government of Canada has provided CAD$ 11 million to support the Government of Somalia, through UNFPA, on a new initiative on Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights through strengthening midwifery education and practice. This includes CAD$ 1 million dedicated to an enhanced response to the current COVID-19 pandemic…

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Canada continues to provide much-needed humanitarian assistance in Somalia

Canada will provide an additional $18 million to humanitarian partners to support vulnerable communities in Somalia

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. The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees…

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Canada announces funding for humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of the more than 20 million people who are affected by drought, food shortages and ongoing conflict in the Lake Chad Basin

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. Canada is providing assistance to address the critical…

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Parliamentary Secretary to highlight strong Canadian ties during visit to Africa

Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs departs for Africa through to April 13, 2018, to visit The Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon and South Africa

As part of its G7 presidency, Canada reaffirms its commitment to working with African partners to protect human rights, empower women and girls, engage youth and help achieve inclusive economic growth in Africa. Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today (April 4, 2018) departs for Africa…

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Canada concerned with events in Kenya

There have been worrying developments in the administration of justice that threaten the rule of law

Global Affairs Canada today (February 7, 2018) issued the following statement on the human rights situation in Kenya: “As a friend to Kenya, Canada is deeply concerned by some of the Government of Kenya’s recent actions, including the unlawful detention of opposition members without due process or access to counsel,…

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Minister Bibeau to travel to West Africa

Discussions will focus on education, the need for greater access to sexual and reproductive health services

As part of Canada’s re-engagement with Africa and its commitment to work together to address challenges facing the continent, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will travel to West Africa from February 1 to 8, 2018. During her visit to Senegal and Benin, which coincides with…

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Canada announces funding for humanitarian and development assistance in Kenya

Canada’s support will provide emergency food assistance and vital protection assistance to more than 500,000 refugees who have sought safety in Kenya

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of refugees and vulnerable people in Kenya to help save lives and alleviate the suffering of those affected by conflict and drought. The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International…

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of National Defence condemn attack on peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today (December 9, 2017) issued the following statement after an attack on peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Canada strongly condemns the recent attack against the UN’s Organization Stabilization Mission in…