Poverty, the rising cost of food and an unstable climate are a few of the reasons that about 821 million people around the world don’t have regular access to nutritious food. Staggeringly, conflict is responsible for 10 out of 13 of the world’s main food crises. Yemen is currently the world’s largest food crisis. In […]
International aid has played an important role in addressing poverty and significant progress has been made. Globally, extreme poverty has been cut in half since 1990. In the past 25 years, the number of hungry people globally has decreased by almost 100 million. Maternal deaths have declined by 45 per cent worldwide. Yet more needs […]
At less than 2% of the annual federal budget, Canadian foreign aid plays a critical role in saving lives and helping millions of people worldwide pull themselves out of poverty. Whether investing in programs to improve maternal and child health or working to build sustainable livelihoods for thousands of people, Canadian aid dollars are making […]
Now that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is becoming part of a newly-created Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, PWS&D and CFGB supporters are being invited to send a letter to the Canadian Government to ask that the planned legislation creating this new department makes it clear that the primary objective of the aid program is to reduce poverty in developing countries.
Over 900 million people don’t have adequate food to live active and healthy lives. The causes of hunger are complex, but ways for people to take action don’t have to be. TheRecipe for Ending Global Hunger is simple: Thousands of generous Canadians – this means YOU. Nothing would happen without the support of those who donate […]