- 2014-09-15 - Canada announces airlift support for military supplies to Iraq from Czech Republic
- 2014-09-15 - Baird Concludes Participation in Iraq Conference, Urges United Response
- 2014-09-14 - Baird to Attend International Summit on Iraq
- 2014-09-08 - Canada Welcomes Formation of New Government in Iraq
- 2014-09-05 - The Government of Canada's Response to the Situation in Iraq
- 2014-09-05 - PM Announces the Deployment of Canadian Armed Forces to Iraq
- 2014-09-05 - ISIL’s Campaign of Terror Must Be Stopped
- 2014-09-04 - Minister Paradis Reinforces Canadian Leadership in Response to Humanitarian Crises
- 2014-09-04 - Baird Visits Kurdistan Regional Government, Reiterates Canada’s Support of Efforts Against ISIL
- 2014-09-03 - Baird in Iraq to Discuss Security and Aid
- 2014-09-02 - Baird Wraps up Successful Visit to Albania, Welcomes Security Cooperation on Iraq and Ukraine
- 2014-08-29 - Canada completes first delivery of military supplies to forces fighting ISIL
- 2014-08-29 - Minister Paradis Announces Deployment of Emergency Relief Supplies to Iraq
- 2014-08-29 - Address by Minister Paradis at the Use of DFATD Emergency Relief Stocks In Response to Humanitarian Needs in Iraq
- 2014-08-25 - Canada Condemns Targeting of Worshippers in Iraq
- 2014-08-15 - Canada Welcomes Appointment of Iraqi Prime Minister-Designate
- 2014-08-15 - Statement by the PM of Canada Announcing Further Canadian Support to the People of Iraq
- 2014-08-11 - Baird Welcomes Nomination of Prime Minister in Iraq
- 2014-08-10 - Canada Providing Additional Humanitarian Support to Iraqis Affected by Violence
- 2014-08-08 - Canada Stands With Our Allies and the Iraqi People in Their Fight Against Terrorism
- 2014-08-07 - Canada Condemns ISIS for Ongoing Violence in Northern Iraq
- 2014-07-22 - Statement by the PM of Canada Condemning Religious Persecution in Iraq
- 2014-07-25 - Canada appalled by Destruction of Jonah’s Tomb in Iraq
- 2014-07-20 - Canada Deplores Targeting of Christians in Iraq
- 2014-07-07 - Baird Concerned by Stalled Parliamentary Process in Iraq
- 2014-07-01 - Baird Disappointed by Lack of Progress on New Government in Iraq
- 2014-06-17 - Canada Calls for Grace and Human Dignity in Iraq
- 2014-06-16 - Canada Condemns ISIL’s Claim of Massacre of Iraqi Troops
- 2014-06-11 - Canada Condemns Brutal Attacks and Kidnappings in Iraq
- 2014-06-06 - Canada Concerned about Rise in Terrorism in Iraq
- 2014-05-23 - Ambassador Bennett Deplores Attacks Against Shia Muslim Pilgrims in Iraq
- 2014-04-30 - Canada Congratulates Iraqi Voters
- 2014-02-13 - Canada Opens New Trade Office in Northern Iraq
- 2014-02-05 - Canada Condemns Attack on Iraqi Foreign Affairs Ministry
- 2014-01-19 - Canada Concerned by Ongoing Violence in Iraq
- 2013-12-27 - Canada Condemns Attack on Camp in Iraq
- 2013-12-19 - Ambassador Bennett Denounces Attack on Pilgrims in Iraq
- 2013-11-14 - Ambassador Bennett Condemns Attacks on Day of Ashura in Iraq
- 2013-09-01 - Canada Condemns Latest Violence in Iraq
- 2013-06-16 - Baird Warns of Growing Violence in Iraq
- 2013-06-11 - Canada provides humanitarian assistance for stability in Iraq
- 2013-05-21 - Baird Condemns Spike in Sectarian Violence in Iraq
- 2013-05-17 - Canada Condemns Bombings of Mosques in Iraq and Pakistan
- 2013-04-01 - Canada Opens Diplomatic Mission in Iraq
Canada Responds to the Situation in Iraq
On September 4, 2014, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced a further $7 million in humanitarian assistance for relief supplies, emergency shelter and urgent health care for thousands of civilians in northern Iraq as well as support to humanitarian organizations on the ground.
This $7-million allocation is in addition to the $5 million in humanitarian support recently announced by Minister Paradis.
Of this new $7-million allocation, $5 will provide:
- Kits with non-food items, including mattresses, plastic sheeting, hygiene kits, blankets, solar lamps and cooking sets;
- Access to safe drinking water, sanitation facilities and education to raise awareness on hygiene and water conservation;
- Support to meet imminent additional winterization needs of internally displaced families; and,
- Additional support to meet emergency survival needs of internally displaced people, including medicines, clothing and money to pay for rental housing
This remaining $2 million of the allocation will provide:
- Primary health-care services with integrated mental-health programming provided at camp-based clinics and mobile medical units;
- Mental-health and community-outreach services; and,
- Essential medical commodities to existing health facilities.
On August 29 2014, Minister Paradis announced an initial deployment of relief supplies from Canada’s emergency stockpile to address the immediate needs of conflict-affected people in northern Iraq.
Canada’s stockpile, which is managed by the Canadian Red Cross, is comprised of relief items designed to meet the basic needs of crisis-affected populations, including tents, blankets, kitchen sets, hygiene kits, and jerry cans.
Canada’s previous assistance package of $5 million announced by Minister Paradis on August 10 has been allocated to four experienced humanitarian partners active on the ground:
- Development and Peace: $1,000,000;
- International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): $1,750,000;
- Save the Children Canada: $1,250,000; and
- Mercy Corps: $1,000,000.
This support will address the immediate humanitarian needs of those affected by the recent civil unrest, which is currently estimated at 1.3 million people.
Since the beginning of 2014, Canada has allocated more than $28 million to respond to humanitarian needs in Iraq. In June 2014, Iraq was added to the list of Canada’s development country partners.
On September 3, 2014, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was in Baghdad to meet with government officials and discuss the critical humanitarian and security situation in Iraq.
Minister Baird announced a contribution of $15 million in security programming that will directly benefit the people of Iraq. This will include:
- $10 million in non-lethal security assistance for equipment such as helmets, body armour and logistics-support vehicles to assist security forces combating ISIL; and
- $5 million to support regional efforts to limit the movement of foreign fighters into Iraq and Syria.
The non-lethal support announced will be provided through the Government of Canada’s Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program (CTCBP) and Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF). The CTCBP will fund the project limiting the movement of foreign fighters.
- Operation Impact
- Additional Canadian humanitarian assistance in Iraq
- Deployment of Canadian Emergency Stockpile to Iraq
- Minister Paradis to Make an Announcement Regarding Ongoing Situation in Iraq
- Where we work - Iraq
- Humanitarian assistance during the Syrian crisis
- The Embassy of Canada to Jordan and Iraq
- Canadian Representatives Abroad
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