harjit Sajjan on Horn of Africa

Canada offers $73m in funding to respond to drought in Horn of Africa

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Ottawa – Canada is extremely concerned by the drought in the Horn of Africa and its impact on vulnerable populations already struggling as a result of poverty, insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Severe drought conditions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could result in over 20 million people across the region needing emergency food assistance in 2022, which would be a …

Chrystia Freeland budget 2022

Freeland to participate in Spring Meetings of IMF, World Bank

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Ottawa – This week, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, will travel to Washington to participate in the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. The Minister of International Development, Harjit Sajjan, will represent Canada at the IMF-World Bank Development Committee plenary. Throughout the week, the Deputy Prime Minister will join her …

Trudeau at COP 26

Trudeau announces additional funding for Covid-19 vaccination in lower-income countries

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Ottawa – A strong global response to COVID‑19 must ensure vaccines get to people who need them most. To help address the devastating health, economic and security impacts of COVID-19 on people around the world, all countries must step up to make sure that vaccination is happening as quickly as possible. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $220 million in additional …

Harjit Sajjan

Canada announces additional $50m in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan

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Ottawa – Canada remains deeply concerned by the worsening situation in Afghanistan. The humanitarian response needs to be scaled up to avert an unprecedented disaster. High-Level Pledging Event on Supporting the Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan 2022, convened by the UN, Qatar, the United Kingdom and Germany, Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic …

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$67.2m given to support education for displaced children, youth 

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Ottawa – The current crisis in Ukraine has so far resulted in more than 3.9 million refugees.  This is just the latest of the many crises disrupting education for millions of displaced youth worldwide. Canada recognizes that conflict and instability, including the COVID-19 pandemic, can destroy and disrupt lives and jeopardize the futures of children and youth. That is why Canada remains …

Harjit Sajjan

Minister Sajjan announces funding of $83m on trip to West Africa

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Ottawa, Canada – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, concluded a visit to Ghana and Senegal focused on vaccination efforts against COVID-19, economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic and Canadian development programming in both countries. The Minister was accompanied on his trip by the Honourable Greg Fergus, Member of …

Canada enacts Emergencies Act

Trudeau concludes successful visit to Europe, announces additional sanctions

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Warsaw – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has concluded a successful trip to Europe, including visits to the United Kingdom, Latvia, Germany, and Poland. The Prime Minister met with leaders and allies to continue our coordinated response against Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable aggression against Ukraine. The Prime Minister conveyed Canada’s support to European partners as they seek to address the emerging …

Harjit Sajjan

Canada announces $100m humanitarian aid to Ukraine

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Ottawa – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, announced additional humanitarian support to respond to immediate needs arising from the Ukraine crisis at the virtual joint launch of the Humanitarian Flash Appeal and the Regional Refugee Response Plan for Ukraine. Canada stands united with those affected by the conflict …

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$18.8m in support for  air transportation ecosystem in BC

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Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI) funding will help maintain regional connectivity and jobs Kelowna – In a country as large as Canada, air connectivity is critical to the prosperity of all Canadians. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted regional air transportation ecosystems, affecting economies, communities and businesses across the country. The Government of Canada’s Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI), launched …

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Canada announces $19.5m in funding for reconstruction efforts in Haiti

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Ottawa –  Canada has been a friend and partner of Haiti for many years, and it stands in solidarity with Haiti as the country continues to face a multi-dimensional crisis, as well as the impacts of the earthquake of August 14, 2021. Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, …