(September 28, 2020) A new report from the Environics Institute and Vancity serves as a check-in with the nation, helping answer the question of how Canadians are doing in the fall out from the financial stress and social isolation necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. How are we feeling about ourselves? About each other? Is there something about our social … [Read more...] about How are Canadians are doing?
(May 14, 2020) In Juba, the capital of South Sudan, nearly 30,000 people live side-by-side in a sprawling camp known as a “protection of civilian” (PoC) site. They fled their homes to escape war and the camp is their only home. Now Covid-19 has arrived in the camp. “We are seeing a big increase in cases across the country. We are particularly concerned that there … [Read more...] about South Sudan: Tens of thousands of people at-risk as COVID-19 reaches crowded Juba displacement camp
(May 4, 2020) Of the US$8.6-billion spent by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last year, 86 per cent came from governments. Canada in 2018 donated $72-million; the European Union, US$480-million; and the United States, US$1.6-billion. For Canada, that’s a small fraction of national wealth, equivalent to 0.004 per cent of the gross domestic product. … [Read more...] about Behind the fence: How the world’s displaced are dealing with COVID-19
(May 1, 2020) Climate activist Greta Thunberg along with Danish NGO Human Act, on Thursday launched a child rights-driven campaign to support the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in protecting young lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg launches campaign to support UNICEF protection efforts against COVID-19
(April 22, 2020) The Ontario government is formally requesting help from the Canadian Armed Forces to staff five long-term care homes struck hard by COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday — as Quebec Premier François Legault requested 1,000 more soldiers to assist in their own facilities. … [Read more...] about Ontario government requests military aid for COVID-struck long-term care homes