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Poverty, Hunger And Disease Cripple Childhood In Yemen

UNICEF Canada | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

As the conflict in Yemen enters its third year, families' coping mechanisms are being stretched to their limit, risking a total collapse in resilience.Yemen is now the largest food security emergency in the world. The number of extremely poor and vulnerable people is skyrocketing.

Still Praying For Safety After Two Years Of War In Yemen

Stefanie Carmichael | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Impact
Stefanie Carmichael

Last week marks two years since the current conflict in Yemen began, a war that has destroyed the economic and social fabric of the country. According to the government, the GDP shrunk nearly 35 per cent when fighting erupted. Infrastructure collapsed. Public institutions continue to struggle to provide even basic services.

We Must Heed The Warning Signs Of Famine

Stefanie Carmichael | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Politics
Stefanie Carmichael

As humanitarian partners scale up their response to provide urgent life-saving support to the most vulnerable children and families, we're also left fielding questions about how, once again, the situation could deteriorate to such a point that a formal declaration of famine was made.

Famine Threatens 1.4 Million Children, But There's Still Hope

UNICEF Canada | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan and looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Every day children are dying and UNICEF is working with partners to provide life-saving support for children and families. These are the stories of some of the children caught in this crisis.

Is It Fair To Call Trudeau A 'White Supremacist Terrorist'?

Yves Engler | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Black Lives Matter Toronto spokesperson Yusra Khogali's description of Justin Trudeau as a "white supremacist terrorist" at a recent rally has sparked significant backlash. Shantal Otchere defended the "white supremacist" part of Khogali's statement. Labelling our handsome PM a "terrorist" may be less solid, but it's worth exploring.

The Many Faces Of Children In Crisis

UNICEF Canada | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

From Syria to Yemen and Iraq, from South Sudan to Nigeria, children are affected by relentless conflicts and displacement crises, as well as devastation wrought by natural disasters.

For One Child, Education Is The Solution To Yemen Violence

UNICEF Canada | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Before the conflict in Yemen escalated, 10-year-old Fahd lived peacefully with his family in the northern city of Sa'ada. His routine was to wake up every morning, go to school, play with friends in the evenings and go back home for dinner and do his school homework.

When It Comes To Arms Exports, Canada Isn't 'Back'

Hélène Laverdière | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Hélène Laverdière

Canadian-made military equipment initially sold to Saudi Arabia has been used in Yemen, where thousands of civilians -- many of them children -- have died. Canadian-made arms have also been used to violate the human rights of Saudi dissidents. Canada may even be at risk of complicity in Saudi violations of international law.

My Day Spent Among Syrian Refugees Was A Humbling Experience

UNICEF Canada | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

I came to the camp not knowing what to expect and so worried about what I would see and feel. Instead, I left with feelings of hope, pride and sadness, and many lessons and gifts of the heart that I will forever cherish.

Trudeau's Handling Of The Saudi Arms Deal Will Define His Legacy

Cesar Jaramillo | Posted 01.28.2017 | Canada Politics
Cesar Jaramillo

No line taken by the government in this matter will please everyone. Perhaps it will plough through with the deal and weather the heat from critics, no matter how persistent. Alternatively, if it decides to open the books on the Saudi deal, and the contract is altered, suspended or cancelled, there will be complaints from those concerned for the economy. The Saudi arms deal presents the new government with an admittedly complex policy challenge. But challenges can result in opportunity.

Canada Urged To Warn Saudi Arabia Against Yemen Bombing

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Politics

"We will continue to engage with Saudi Arabia on a range of issues including regional security and human rights."

A Unique Pen Pal Project Brings the Yemen Conflict Home for Ontario Students

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

As part of a modern-day pen pal project for kids at North Ward Public School in Paris, Ont., students are corresponding with an aid worker and peace activists in Yemen. These young Canadians -- who have never known war first-hand -- now understand the far-off conflict better than their parents and many other adults. And they're bringing solace to people beleaguered by violence.

Russian State Media Reports Say Kremlin Helped Canadians Leave Yemen

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government is confirming that an undisclosed number of Canadians have been taken out of Yemen, amid Russian state media reports t...

Yemen's President Has Left The Country

CP | AHMED AL-HAJ, The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled the country by sea Wednesday on a boat from Aden, as Shiite rebels and their allies adv...

Continued Cronyism Is the Arab Spring's Worst Enemy

Fred McMahon | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Fred McMahon

The violence that spun out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria grabbed the headlines but the real problem received little attention -- lack of opportunity. This lack of opportunity for the people of the Middle East is an issue the West largely ignored and partly caused.

Awash In Refugees, Whose Needs Come First?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

We are awash in refugees, today, especially with the disaster taking place in Syria. We have limited resources -- human and financial. We must priorit...

One Way to Create Peace in the Middle East

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Karin Kloosterman

I don't know anything about bulls, and bears, candlesticks or hanging men, but as a resident of the Middle East I can testify that green technologies make nations and communities proud to be part of them. Green technologies make places better. Solar projects change people too: they bring jobs, and sweep away pollution. They give security to people without energy security.

If People View Muslims As Intolerant, That's Our Fault

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

The film the Innocence of Muslims has recently been thrust into the spotlight and has played the willing role of firestarter to what can be seen as a tinderbox which harbours the sensitive feelings of my Muslim brothers and sisters. You, my dear Muslim brothers and sisters, fell for it. You have played right into the hands of this hate-monger filmmaker and into the hands of his bigoted friends who view Muslims as "crazy," "intolerant," "violent" all in the same breath. And thanks to you we have handed them another high profile example. On a big fat shiny platter.

A Sham Referendum for a Sham Future

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

My own opinion is that Hadi's role will be a lot longer than a two year term, and that is exactly what Saudi Arabia, and possibly the United States, wants to see happen, because the conservative devil you know is better than the progressive devil you don't know.

Child Brides: The Cost of saying "I Do"

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When a young girl is forced to marry, she loses nearly everything. She loses her childhood. She is forced into sexual intercourse, pregnancy, and childbirth before she is emotionally and physically ready. As much as child marriage leads to poverty, poverty leads back around to child marriage.

2012 Brings Gloom

Peter Worthington | Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Wanna know how 2012 is likely to be? Judging from how 2011 ended, 2012 as it unfolds is going to be a year that doesn't look very encouraging to anyone who isn't a congenital optimist.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Arab Spring

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

We have seen such coordination in times of open war, responses to cross-border aggression, and need for territorial defence. But this was different. Neither Egypt nor Libya was attacking anyone else -- this time it was what they were doing to their own people that prompted international action.

Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Uncertainty of the "Arab Spring"

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Saperia

While observers optimistically described these events as the "Arab Spring," my colleague Clifford May has aptly remarked, "I don't see any red robins yet." Indeed, my co-workers have labeled these events more neutrally as "the Great Arab Revolt."

Butt Out: U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Interferes With Protests

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Qais Ghanem, MD

For Yemenis, President Ali Abdullah Saleh's continued violence is not surprising. What is surprising Yemenis, indeed enraging them, is the blatant interference in their constitutional right to protest peacefully by the United States ambassador in Yemen, Gerald M. Feierstein.

One of These Brutal Dictators Is Not Like the Others

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

Why is the brutal dictator of Yemen different from any other? His supporters will tell you that it is because he is very cunning and scheming, for to an average Yemeni, and I am one, that description is considered to be a compliment. If you can get away with it, good for you. That would be their sentiment.