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International

UN agencies raise alarm over food crisis in Sahel region

The United Nations are sounding the alarm over a worsening food crisis in parts of West Africa’s Sahel region where drought, failed harvests and high food prices have hastened the arrival of the “lean season.” Nearly six million people in» 

International

South Sudan faces another famine, aid groups warn

Nearly a year after a concerted humanitarian effort staved off a famine in South Sudan, the country is once again teetering on the brink of another catastrophic food crisis, the United Nations warns. Almost two-thirds of the population will need» 

International

Canada to give $10.4M in humanitarian assistance to Somalia

Canada will provide $10.4 million for humanitarian assistance to vulnerable communities in Somalia struggling to cope with consecutive seasons of poor rainfall and water shortages that have resulted in near total crop failures, federal officials announced Friday. According to United» 

International, Politics

Humanitarian think-tank warns of 17 crises to watch in 2018

A newly released analysis by a humanitarian think-tank is warning international aid agencies to brace for an even busier year in 2018 as ongoing humanitarian crises are expected to worsen in many parts of the globe. Continuing food insecurity, massive» 

International, Politics

UN and humanitarian agencies sound alarm on Saudi-led blockade of Yemen

The United Nations and humanitarian agencies working in war-torn Yemen are sounding the alarm over the continuing blockade of much of the country’s air, sea and land entry points by the Western-supported coalition of Gulf states, calling on them to» 

International

Canada announces new humanitarian assistance for the Middle East

Canada will provide $239.5 million over the next three years to help meet growing humanitarian needs in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau announced today. The funding will support the activities of humanitarian» 

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Quebec superhospital move benefits developing countries

When the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, along with McGill University’s hospital teaching operation, and the Montreal Children’s hospital moved into the new McGill University Hospital Centre (MUHC)superhospital, it was seen as an opportunity to upgrade a lot of equipment.»