Canadian government to match donations for famine response

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Government of Canada will match donations from individual Canadians in response to severe food crises in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and surrounding regions dollar-for-dollar through its…

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Foodgrains Bank continues Syrian conflict reponse

Friday, May 12, 2017

This spring marks the beginning of the seventh year of the Syrian conflict. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people, notably children, are bearing the brunt of a horrific…

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Help for malnourished children in famine-affected South Sudan

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Leaving home with three little children in tow and walking for three days wasn’t an easy decision for Sarah. It was even harder knowing that making the journey…

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Learning to bear witness

Friday, April 21, 2017

What all comes to mind when you hear the phrase “being a witness”? Does it necessitate speaking or being active? Can one bear witness simply by listening? I…

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Severe food shortages in eastern Africa alarming, says Foodgrains Bank

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

After responding to prolonged drought conditions in parts of Africa last year, Canadian Foodgrains Bank is gearing up to help more people affected by erratic weather conditions in…

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Haitian farmers to benefit from climate change fund

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Yvette Nicholas of Haiti hasn’t been farming long, but she knows that things are different today than when her parents were young. “The older people taught me that…

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Plight of displaced focus of new World Refugee Day campaign

Monday, May 16, 2016

There are many causes of hunger, but a main one is conflict – war pushes people out of their homes and off their land and makes them dependent…

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Foodgrains Bank receives $2.5 million from Government of Canada for Syria Relief

Friday, April 29, 2016

Foodgrains Bank receives $2.5 million from Government of Canada for Syria Relief Emergency assistance to 57,000 people a month for five months within Syria A grant of $2.5…

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Foodgrains Bank launches African drought appeal

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

With millions of people in southern Africa and Ethiopia facing extreme drought this year, Canadian Foodgrains Bank is inviting Canadians to help by making a donation to its African Drought Appeal.

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Emergency food brings hope to families

Saturday, February 27, 2016

When Mira and her family fled from their home in Syria, she decided to quickly pack a lone piece of jewellery in her bag. She had no idea…

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Foodgrains Bank receives $1 million from government for Syria relief

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A grant of $1 million from the Canadian government will enable Canadian Foodgrains Bank to continue to assist people affected by the conflict in Syria in 2016. The…

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Foodgrains Bank welcomes sustainable development goals

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Canadian Foodgrains Bank welcomes the adoption of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 193 countries, including Canada, during a session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2015.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

“God, we thank you for your harvest which feeds us so many times each day…. We thank you too for filling us with the water of life. May…

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MCC responds to Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

  To leave or to stay? Many Syrian and Iraqi families face that question as the conflict continues to rage around them. International humanitarian assistance is dwindling and…

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Canadian government to match donations for Syrian refugee crisis

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

*See January 7, 2016 update below* The Government of Canada has announced it will match all donations for the Syrian crisis response dollar-for-dollar through its new Syria Emergency…

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