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Many remain vulnerable to hunger in the Sahel

July 9, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Domo Damani and her granddaughter trek home after visiting a Caritas centre in Niger

Two years after the serious humanitarian crisis that affected 16 million people in the Sahel region of West Africa, Development and Peace remains on alert. In 2013, the situation improved slightly, but the harvest was still not plentiful enough to fill the gaps, and the ongoing conflict in Mali continued to destabilize the population. Thousands of vulnerable families are still confronted with hunger and growing poverty.

Cassava cooperative changing lives

July 7, 2014
by 
Laura Perfili, Member of Development and Peace

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

T'Boli indigenous community faces an uncertain future

July 5, 2014
by 
Danny Gillis, Animator for the Atlantic Provinces

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

Honduras: Protecting a precious water source threatened by a dam

July 4, 2014
by 
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer

The small town of San Francisco is nestled between the blue cloud-wrapped mountains and verdant tropical forests of the Pico Bonito National Park, and the sultry fruit-producing plains of the northern Atlantic coast of Honduras. A former banana plantation that borders the park has been replaced by pineapples for export. It is a community where no one goes hungry – even the stray dogs and cats look well-fed – but healthcare is precarious and jobs are few. Many youth have migrated to the US in search of opportunities.

Indigenous community threatened by a mining project

July 4, 2014
by 
Lawrence Townley-Smith, Member of Development and Peace
B'laan tribal leader Erita DIalang is defending her community against a planned mining project.

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.

Manila's urban poor defend their rights

July 3, 2014
by 
Christina Lipinski, Member of Development and Peace
New housing is being built for the urban poor is Manila.

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.

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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A World Cup for all

June 17, 2014
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Credit: AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFAR

It doesn’t take much to get a game of soccer going. A ball and some makeshift goalposts are all that are required for anyone to start a match. Its accessibility is surely one of the main reasons why the sport is so popular and can be seen played in even some of the remotest corners of the world. Yet, this summer’s 2014 World Cup, currently taking place in Brazil, has raised many questions as to whether soccer is still every person’s sport.

The death of Rija Andriarinosy, Director of the Development Council of Andohatapenaka (CDA) in Madagascar

May 8, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Rija Andriarinosy (right) (C) Brigitte Dubé

We were very sad to learn of the death of Rija Andriarinosy, Executive Director of the Development Council of Andohatapenaka (CDA) in Madagascar, who passed away as a result of a stroke.

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A very worrisome situation in Paraguay

April 30, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

An era of systematic violations of human rights came to an end in Paraguay following the fall of the dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner (1954-1989), who headed one of the most brutal regimes on the continent. After the first elections were held, the peasant movement quickly mobilized to address unequal land distribution in the country, where only 400 families own 90 percent of the land, even though most of the population makes its living from agriculture. Since that time, peasants have been working for land reforms to change this situation.