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Canada contributing $2.5 million to UN-coordinated salvage operation of the FSO Safer

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada is deeply concerned by the imminent environmental risks and potential humanitarian impacts posed by the FSO Safer, a tanker anchored in the waters off Yemen’s Red Sea coast. The FSO Safer is a floating storage and offloading vessel which holds 1.1 million barrels of crude oil and is in an advanced state of decay, posing the risk of a major oil spill.

Parliamentary Secretary Oliphant travels to Argentina

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today that the Honourable Robert Oliphant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be in Argentina from September 6 to September 8.

Canada announces $5 million in funding for humanitarian assistance in response to flooding in Pakistan

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Pakistan has experienced heavy monsoon rains and floods since mid-June, causing the deaths of over 1,000 people and affecting the lives of 33 million people across the country. To support the international response to this emergency, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today announced $5 million in funding for humanitarian assistance.

Temporary ban on importation of handguns into Canada now in effect

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

One Canadian killed or injured by gun violence is one too many. That is why the Government of Canada has a comprehensive plan to keep Canadians safe from gun violence and provide more resources into our communities.

Minister Sajjan announces new Refugee Education Council members on International Youth Day

| Global Affairs Canada | news releases

Canada is committed to empowering youth at home and around the world. Improving their access to education, amplifying their voices and engaging with them so they can influence decisions that directly affect them are key ways to ensure intergenerational solidarity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which is the theme of this year’s International Youth Day.

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