Harjit Sajjan

Canada reaffirms support for people of Syria

eAwaz Canada News

Ottawa – The Syrian crisis continues to affect millions of people in Syria and neighbouring countries. Canada thanks Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, as well as Egypt and Turkey, for their generous support in hosting so many Syrian refugees. Canada is committed to continuing its work with the international community and Syrians to put an end to this crisis through a sustainable …

harjit Sajjan on Horn of Africa

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

eAwaz Canada News

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 …

Trudeau at COP 26

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

eAwaz Canada News

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

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

eAwaz Local News

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

Canada announces $100m humanitarian aid to Ukraine

eAwaz Canada News

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 …