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Cuba: Long-Term Efforts Amidst A Hurricane Response

Development Unplugged | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Hurricane Matthew left its own path of destruction in Cuba. After hitting Haiti, the storm made landfall over the eastern tip of Cuba. Aerial photographs of the affected region show a shattered landscape with crops wiped out; buildings, schools and key infrastructure destroyed; and homes left in ruin.

A Brush With Death Taught Me Luck Alone Won't Keep Aid Workers Safe

Development Unplugged | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Our calm, peaceful morning was shattered with sudden gunfire, like the cracking of a whip. I remembered thinking how unprepared I was -- we all were -- to be in that situation. At the time, I knew there were risks, but my youthful naiveté led me to the conclusion I was immune to them. Now I know better.

Canada's Humanitarian Action Must Be Feminist And Principled

Development Unplugged | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Global humanitarian need is on the rise. The UN estimates that 125 million people need humanitarian relief and more than 60 million people are displaced from their homes. The Government of Canada's international assistance review could not have come at a more critical time. Disasters do not discriminate, but ultimately due to structural gender inequalities kill more women than men, and affect women's livelihoods hardest. Sixty per cent of all maternal deaths take place in humanitarian settings and all forms of gender based violence against women and girls spike during disasters and conflict.

Women And Girls: Catalyzing Action To Achieve Gender Equality

Development Unplugged | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

Social upheaval caused by conflict pushes women to discover strengths and capacities within themselves, acquire new degrees of self-consciousness and skills, gain decision-making power within the household and achieve visibility in their communities.

Defence, Development Ministers Talk ISIS Mission With Aid Agencies

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals' recently refocused the ISIS mission to place greater emphasis on humanitarian and development support.

Gender Equality Spices Up The Global Economy

Development Unplugged | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

It's International Women's Day and what better way to celebrate than to take a bite of a sweet, red chili pepper. You may not know it, but these can be a critical ingredient of women's empowerment. Well, they're actually a critical ingredient for picante de pollo, a popular chicken dish in Bolivia. But stay with me and I promise this will become clear shortly.

The Danger of High Expectations for International Aid

Kevin McCort | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada
Kevin McCort

While Don Cherry's comments about the amount of money spent on international aid to Haiti provoked much gnashing of teeth in the international development community, he does raise a pretty pertinent question: What is the value of Canada's contribution to international aid and development?

East African Famine: From Britain, a Model of Response

Glen Pearson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

The Humanitarian Coalition, which I believe to be inspired by a similar British organization, is a group of seasoned NGO organizations who think that by working together on issues, they can get more done. But it's what they offer to confused Canadian donors that might well prove their most pivotal contribution.

Drought Threatens 10 Million Africans: Aid Groups

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A coalition of aid groups is urging Canadians and the government to help stop an escalating humanitarian crisis that threatens the lives of 1...