Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced on March 17, 2017 that Canada will provide $119.25 million in humanitarian funding to respond to needs of crisis-affected people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.
Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced on March 17, 2017 that Canada will provide over $28 million to support people in Iraq and Syria in order to help addressing the immediate needs of the population, including the return of civilians to territory liberated from the Islamic State (aka ISIS, Daesh, Caliphate).
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which is funded by the Canadian government the tune of $25 million annually, continues to use textbooks in its schools that demonize and delegitimize Israel, and continue to foment Palestinian hatred towards Israel, according to a new report published in Israel.
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced on Friday, December 9, 2016, $13.6 million over four years to work with communities, civil society organizations, public institutions and businesses to combat corruption in the following 12 countries: Argentina, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mozambique, Nigeria, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
Stephane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, concluded on December 5, 2016 a five-day visit to Lebanon, during which he met also with Michel Aoun, Lebanon’s president, who is supported by the pro-Iranian Shiite organization Hezbollah. Since 2002, Hezbollah is designated by Canada as a terrorist organization.
While attending the XVI Summit of La Francophonie in Madagascar, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Sunday, November 27, 2016 that the Canada will provide $112.8 million for international aid projects that will benefit several African countries and Haiti. According to the official statement, this funding will: