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Backgrounder - Canada’s support for Palestinian refugees

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Canada has announced funding of up to $50 million for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and up to $12.5 million over five years for Right to Play International.

Canada provides support to Palestinian refugees

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Canada is committed to providing humanitarian assistance and responding to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. Palestinian refugees endure high levels of poverty, unemployment and food insecurity. By helping to meet their humanitarian needs, Canada also contributes to stability in the region.

Statement by Minister Bibeau on International Day of the Girl 

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I have no doubt that empowered girls can—and will—change our world for the better. This is the belief on which we built Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy—that advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is our best bet for building the more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world in which we all want to live.

Canada providing emergency aid to Indonesia

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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, today announced that Canada will provide $1.5 million in emergency assistance to support humanitarian organizations responding to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia on September 28, 2018. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck just off the island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed Palu, the largest city in Central Sulawesi province. When vulnerable populations anywhere in the world are faced with deadly humanitarian disasters such as this one, Canadians will always be ready to assist them.

Minister Bibeau to attend state funeral of Kofi Annan

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The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, will travel to Accra, Ghana, to represent Canada at the state funeral of Kofi Annan, taking place on September 13, 2018.

Minister Bibeau applauds humanitarian workers on World Humanitarian Day

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Around the world, millions of people face the choice of living surrounded by armed conflict that threatens their families and livelihoods or fleeing in search of safety and security. Children’s education and health care are compromised, and entire families are displaced from their homes.

Minister Bibeau announces pan-African initiative in support of women’s rights

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Today, while meeting with representatives of women’s organizations in Sierra Leone, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, announced $7 million in funding over five years to support a pan-African women’s voice and leadership initiative. Women’s movements and women’s rights organizations on the African continent are key agents of change that strengthen the rights of women and girls and help societies achieve gender equality.

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