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Canada's response to conflicts, crises and disasters

How Canada helps Canadians affected by crises abroad and supports countries facing natural disasters, conflict or acute food insecurity.


Services and information

Consular response to large-scale emergencies

The Government of Canada provides emergency assistance to Canadians in large-scale emergencies abroad.

Humanitarian assistance

Canada helps during international crises and natural disasters.

Refugees and migrants

How Canada supports refugees, how Canadian citizens can help and how to apply for refugee status in Canada.

Peacebuilding, stability and security

Efforts to stabilize fragile states, including through peacekeeping and the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program.

Disaster Assistance Response Team

The Disaster Assistance Response Team is 1 component of the Government of Canada tool kit used to respond to natural disasters abroad.

Ongoing and past crises abroad

Canada reacts quickly and appropriately to large-scale emergencies abroad, including when it receives requests for assistance from other countries.

A Global Pandemic Requires a Global Response

Report and recommendations by Special Envoy on Humanitarian and Refugee Issues, Bob Rae.

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