Field visits

The disappearance of Manila Bay

July 2, 2014
by 
Mary Hanson, Member of Development and Peace
One of the last mangrove forests in Manila Bay.

A group of 12 Development and Peace members from the Prairies and the Atlantic provinces, accompanied by two staff members, are on a solidarity trip to the Philippines.

Connecting two worlds together

June 30, 2014
by 
Sandy Gibbons, Member of Development and Peace

Learning the intricacies of organic farming

June 28, 2014
by 
Jennifer Lagassé and Kira Paisley, youth members of Development and Peace

A group of Development and Peace youth members from across Canada are in Zambia on a youth solidarity trip to learn more about the work of Development and Peace and its partners.

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Mining resources in Sierra Leone: When good intentions are not enough

May 20, 2014
by 
Raphael Yimga Tatchi, Africa Programs Officer

More than a decade after a horrifying civil war ravaged Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002, leading to the death of 120,000 people and the mutilation of thousands of civilians, this small country in Western Africa of 6.3 million people, is courageously rebuilding itself. Since peace accords were signed in 2002, there have been two presidential elections, in 2007 and in 2012, and successive governments have put in place a variety of policies, programs, initiatives and reforms in several sectors in an attempt to meet the challenges facing the country.

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Still 200,000 people without a real home

January 10, 2014
by 
Gilio Brunelli, Directeur of International Programs

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti, there are neither particular preparations nor special expectations in the streets of Port-au-Prince. There are no plans on the part of civil society, and there are only rumours that the government will organize something to commemorate this sad event. But three days before the fateful moment, we still do not know what the nature or scope of this “thing” will be. Nobody has the heart for it anyway.

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Syria Crisis: Caritas Centre providing essential needs to Syrian refugees in Jordan

November 25, 2013
by 
Guy Des Aulniers, Programs Officer for Syria

When I arrived at the Caritas Centre in Irbid, Jordan, there was a queue of about a hundred people waiting to register. Most are Syrians who have fled the civil war in their country, but there are also Palestinians forced to evacuate their refugee camp in Syria’s capital Damascus due to bombings. Why are so many waiting in line?

Soul-changing Solidarity

June 25, 2013
by 
Karen Rawlings, Member of Development and Peace

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

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Youth are the future

June 7, 2013
by 
Pat Acheson, Member of Development and Peace

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

We had the opportunity to go to the Antananarivo (Tana) Cathedral for an audience with Archbishop Odon of Tana. During our visit, he commented that family is a critical element for any positive, successful development in Madagascar.

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Arrival in Antananaviro

June 4, 2013
by 
Pat Acheson, Development and Peace Member

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

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Solidarity trip to Madagascar

June 3, 2013
by 
Brenda Chaput-Saltel, Manitoba Regional Animator

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

Here is their first message!

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