Canada offers $28.15m for disaster resilience, health services to Philippines 

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Toronto – Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced an investment of $28.15 million in development programming for the Philippines, emphasizing support for climate adaptation, for resilience against natural disasters, and for improved health care services. Forest Foundation Philippines will implement an $8 million project to support vulnerable communities as they mitigate the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss. …

Minister Hussen announces funding for international youth internships

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Victoria – In Victoria, during a cross-country tour to highlight International Development Week, tAhmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced $24.5 million in funding for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP).  For over 25 years, the program has been offering youth living in Canada the opportunity to gain skills and professional experience abroad in the field of international development, allowing …

Canada provides additional humanitarian assistance in Gaza

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Ottawa – Canada wholeheartedly recognizes that Palestinian civilians’ need for humanitarian assistance is growing by the hour. The scale of the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip continues to require our urgent attention and immediate response. We must ensure that Palestinian civilians who need life-saving assistance receive it quickly. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced that Canada is providing …

Minister Hussen on allegations against staff of UNRWA for Palestine Refugees

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Ottawa – Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, has issued the following statement: “Today, I spoke directly with Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East [UNRWA] to express Canada’s alarm about allegations of his agency’s staff being involved in Hamas’s brutal terrorist attacks against Israel on October 7, 2023. …

Minister Hussen announces funding for justice, climate change, economic inclusion

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Ottawa – Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, concluded a 3-day trip across Canada to exchange views with the international development sector and to meet with Canadian community groups, private sector companies and philanthropic organizations. The purpose of the trip was to strengthen partnerships with a diversity of Canadian stakeholders in Vancouver, British Columbia; Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario; and Windsor, Ontario, on …

COP28: Canada announces support for developing countries to address damage amid climate change

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Dubai – Climate change is a global crisis that affects the entire world, but its devastating effects are not shared equally among countries. Developing countries, which contribute the least to the pollution that causes climate change, are the most vulnerable to some of its harshest consequences, like intense storms, catastrophic flooding, and rising sea levels. Canada is committed to helping …

Canada allocates funding for  humanitarian needs in Gaza, West Bank 

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Paris – Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, participated in the International Humanitarian Conference for the Civilian Population in Gaza held on the sidelines of the 2023 Paris Peace Forum. While there, Minister Hussen announced that Canada is allocating $20 million in funding, from the already announced $60 million, for humanitarian assistance to address urgent needs in Gaza, the West …

Funding for Canadian Foodgrains Bank announced

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Winnipeg – Up to 783 million people in the world are facing hunger, and nearly 98% of them live in developing countries. The effects of climate change—diminishing water supplies and increased frequency of extreme events like floods, heat waves and storms—and world events like Russia’s war against Ukraine exacerbate food insecurity. Canada remains committed to international efforts that support climate change …

Canada allocates funding for urgent needs stemming from crisis in Gaza 

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Ottawa – Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced that Canada is allocating an initial $10 million in funding for humanitarian assistance to address urgent needs stemming from the crisis in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Israel and neighbouring areas. This funding supports United Nations and Red Cross appeals and will help Canada’s partners to provide food, water, emergency medical …

Canada provides more humanitarian aid in Nagorno-Karabakh crisis

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Yerevan – Canada is deeply concerned by the refugee crisis in Armenia as more than a hundred thousand individuals have fled from Nagorno-Karabakh. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, announced that Canada is bringing its total response to the crisis to $3.9 million for humanitarian assistance funding. Minister Joly made the …