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Agriculture and climate change: implementation of the Paris Agreement

June 8, 2016
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Geneviève Talbot

Five months after the COP21 in Paris, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Bonn, Germany from May 16 to May 26, 2016.

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Supporting Burundian refugees in Tanzania

June 6, 2016
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Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Burundi has been plunged in a political crisis since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza made the very controversial announcement that he would be allowed to present his candidacy for a third term. Thousands of Burundians have crossed the border into Tanzania in order to flee the political instability and violence that have paralyzed the economy and adversely affected the most vulnerable in the country.

The long, slow and difficult reconstruction process in Nepal

June 2, 2016
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By Stéphane Vinhas, Program Officer (Emergency Relief)

On April 25, 2016, which marked the first anniversary of the earthquake in Nepal, I travelled to the country to spend two weeks assessing the changing context and monitor the projects supported by Development and Peace. I was also there on behalf of our organization to show our solidarity with the Nepalese people, who were commemorating this sad event.

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Canada at the table in Syrian peace negotiations

May 30, 2016
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Elana Wright

As Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion returned from his first meeting with the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) in Vienna, Austria on May 17, Syrians in besieged areas continue to struggle to survive, and Syrians around the world are attempting to keep hope alive for an end to this tragically long conflict. 

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World Humanitarian Summit: Between opportunities and challenges

May 13, 2016
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Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
First World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey

This coming May 23rd and 24th, over 5,000 participants are expected to attend the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Heads of state, government leaders, as well representatives from the private sector, multi-lateral organizations, youth, civil society, and the NGO community, including Caritas Internationalis, of which Development and Peace is a member, will take part in this meeting. 

Talking about Global Justice

May 2, 2016
by 
Elana Wright

You are invited to a webinar to learn more about how to advocate for global justice!

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Global food security and Climate Change

May 2, 2016
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Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

There is no question that the extreme weather being caused by climate change is impacting the lives of small family farmers and their ability to grow food. Just a few weeks ago in the Philippines, 6,000 farmers blocked a portion of a main highway to demand government assistance after drought hit hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland. The protest degenerated, farmers threw rocks and police responded with force. One farmer was killed, and dozens of others, both farmers and police officers, were wounded in the confrontation.

Your Earth Day guide to the Paris Agreement on climate!

April 22, 2016
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Kelly Di Domenico
This year, Earth Day is being marked by a very special event: the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement. It is expected that more than 170 countries will sign the agreement on this opening day, which will be a record.
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An earthquake-proof home for Thiramaya

April 20, 2016
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Kelly Di Domenico

Thiramaya is 103-years-old and lives in Thokarpa-7, Sindhupalchowk in Nepal. One morning, she suddenly heard a loud noise that she believed to be a helicopter passing low over her home – which was something unusual. She can’t walk on her own, and normally people have to carry her from one place to another, but that day she managed to limp outside to so she could see the helicopter. This was when her house collapsed and she realized she had survived an earthquake.

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Honduras: Impunity for the murders of human and land rights defenders?

April 20, 2016
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Geneviève Talbot
According to the organization Global Witness, more than 109 human and environmental rights defenders were killed in Honduras between 2010 and 2015.
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