Highlights/conflict

International, Politics, Society

Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine, Iraq

In  February 2014, Russia made incursions into Ukraine, eventually annexing Crimea in March. In April at about the same time as conflict erupted between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed armed separatists, Canada announced it would send Canadian military personnel to the» 

International, Politics

Four years on, no end in sight for Yemen war

As Yemen marks Tuesday the fourth anniversary of the conflict that has ravaged what was already the Middle East’s poorest country, turning it into the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the world, experts see little hope for optimism. With the» 

International, Politics

Humanitarian agencies draw attention to DR Congo’s forgotten conflict in Kasai

It’s one of the least known stories in one of the world’s most underreported conflicts. Yet thousands of people have been killed and about 1.5 million people, most of them women and children, have been displaced over the last two» 

International

Canada provides $19.8M to fight hunger in sub-Saharan Africa

The federal government announced $19.8 million in new funding Thursday to help millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa ravaged by severe drought and conflict deal with “extreme levels of food insecurity.” Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations Marc-André Blanchard said» 

International, Politics

Yemen marks 1,000 days of war with no end in sight

As Yemen marked the grim 1,000-day milestone since the beginning of the war that has already killed more than 10,000 people and has brought millions to the brink of starvation, humanitarian aid groups lambasted the international community on Wednesday over» 

International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by fighting in Yemen, calls for humanitarian pause

Canada called for a humanitarian pause in Yemen on Wednesday, amid reports that the Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes in the country as the Houthi rebels tightened their grip on the capital after killing their former ally, ex-president Ali Abdullah» 

International, Society

Remembrance of Veterans starts with “Poppy Drop” in Ottawa

Remembrance  Day, the day to pause and remember the fallen soldiers of wars and conflicts, is November 11th. That was the day the Armistice was signed to effectively end the First World War. The *poppy drop* 117,000 images of poppies» 

International, Society

Survey: The world is becoming more dangerous

Military battles in Ukraine, ongoing violence in the Middle East, terrorist attacks in Europe, drug wars in Mexico, Brazil and elsewhere, murders in the U.S., rebel groups fighting in several African countries, violent political protests in many places; with all» 

Health, International, Politics, Society

Children of war; happier in conflict than in peace?

It seems a strange situation, children who were happier in a rebel camp at war, than they are after they gain their freedom. These are children who were abducted as child fighters or female sex slaves, and camp workers, and» 

International, Politics

Aid agencies call on Saudi-led coalition to lift restriction on Yemeni airspace

Twelve humanitarian aid agencies are calling on the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels to lift “inexcusable” restrictions on the country’s airspace in order to allow the resumption of humanitarian and commercial flights to the international airport in the capital Sanaa.»