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Canada announces new vaccine contributions for regional partners

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today announced that the Government of Canada will share over 82,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Trinidad and Tobago via a bilateral agreement. These are doses that had already arrived in Canada, but are in excess of our domestic needs. Trinidad and Tobago was selected to receive these doses based on need and the country’s capacity to deploy them immediately, minimizing wastage, and maximizing the public health impact.


Press conference on the government’s “Give A Vax” Matching Fund with UNICEF Canada and BC health authorities 

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

On behalf of the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, the Honourable Hedy Fry, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre, invites media to a press conference on Canada’s “Give A Vax” matching fund campaign in support of vaccination efforts in developing countries, humanitarian and conflict situations.


Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of International Development on World Refugee Day

| Global Affairs Canada | statements

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement: “It is tragic that the number of our fellow human beings forcibly displaced from their homes continues to rise year after year. By the end of 2019, over 26 million adults and children had been forced to flee persecution and violence and rely on the generosity of host countries and local communities."


Canada mobilizes international donors to support Venezuelan refugees, migrants and countries in the region

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, Canada convened the International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration. The conference increased the international visibility of the second-largest displacement crisis in the world and mobilized additional resources to support the response.


Reminder - Media Registration open for International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

Canada will host the next International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants on June 17, 2021, in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, co-leads of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V).


Media briefing on International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

| Global Affairs Canada | media advisories

Canada will host the next International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants on Thursday, June 17, 2021, in collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, co-leads of the Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V).


Minister Gould concludes first day of virtual visit to Mozambique

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, concluded the first of a 2-day virtual visit to Mozambique during which she is announcing $186 million in funding to support new and existing projects. These investments are supporting Mozambique’s direct response to the pandemic, mitigating the pandemic’s secondary impacts on the health and education systems and addressing women and girls’ increased vulnerability to gender-based violence and child marriage....


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