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Canada gives $13.5M to UN agencies and Lebanese Red Cross

The federal government will allocate $13.5 million to United Nations humanitarian agencies and the Lebanese Red Cross as they race to provide humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people affected by the huge blast that tore through Beirut on »

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Canada appoints new ambassador to Lebanon

Canada has appointed a new ambassador to Lebanon as the country reels from the impact of a massive blast in Beirut that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction in the Lebanes capital. Career diplomat Chantal »

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Canada announces additional $25M in aid for Lebanon

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will be providing an additional $25 million in assistance for the “people of Lebanon” following last week’s explosion in Beirut that killed at least 171 people, injured 6,000 and left hundreds of thousands homeless. »

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Canada to provide aid to Lebanon through ‘trusted’ partners, says minister

Canada will provide assistance to Lebanon through “trusted multilateral partners,” International Development Minister Karina Gould said Thursday, addressing concerns that Canadian aid money might end up lining the pockets of corrupt Lebanese politicians instead of providing relief to those most »

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Canada to provide $5M in initial humanitarian assistance to Lebanon: minister

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says Canada is providing $5 million in initial humanitarian assistance to Lebanon following a huge blast that rocked Beirut on Tuesday killing at least 135 people and injuring more than 5,000. Of that sum, $1.5 »

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Canada offers assistance to Lebanon after massive blast rocks Beirut

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Canada is ready to assist Lebanon “however we can,” following a huge blast that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings across the Lebanese capital and sending a giant mushroom »

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Canada urges ‘timely and peaceful transition’ amid Lebanon protests

Canada called for a “peaceful transition” of power in Lebanon as protesters continued to block roads in Beirut and across of the country, amid nationwide protests demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has »

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Canada provides $19.5M humanitarian assistance in Syria and Lebanon

The federal government announced Wednesday $19.5 million in funding to UN agencies and NGOs working to address humanitarian needs in Syria and Lebanon. Canada’s contribution will help meet the basic needs of crisis-affected people in Syria and Lebanon, including through »

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Ontario mother among 2 Canadians freed in Syria

Two Canadians, including a mother of two young boys, held by an al-Qaeda affiliate have been freed from Syria, Canadian officials confirmed Monday. Jolly Bimbachi and Sean Moore, both from Chatham, Ontario, were being held by al-Qaeda offshoot Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Syria and were released »

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Canada won’t cooperate with Hezbollah: defence minister

Canadian authorities will not deal with Hezbollah in Lebanon as they prepare to deploy military advisers to the country as part of Ottawa’s new strategy of fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan »