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Canada announces emergency support to respond to global food crises

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased food insecurity around the world by disrupting food production, supply and distribution. Acute hunger is increasing not only in scale but also in severity, with over 41 million people worldwide at risk of falling into famine or famine-like conditions. Immediate action is required to respond to this unprecedented emergency in global hunger and malnutrition.

Canada announces new contribution to global vaccination efforts

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Vaccinating the world against COVID-19 is the best way of protecting everyone from COVID-19, because no one is safe until everyone is safe. The government and Canadians can make a difference together by helping to ensure that life-saving COVID-19 vaccines reach people regardless of where they live.

Canada announces support for multiple development projects in Philippines

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada is committed to helping other countries combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to supporting their economic recovery and resilience. The Philippines continues to face high COVID-19 rates, and a range of restrictions remain in place, affecting livelihoods and access to education and health care, as well as increasing the strain on the advancement of peace and development on Mindanao.

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.

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.

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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