Grants and Contributions

Venezuela Crisis - Emergency Health Care in Colombia - MSF 2020
Agreement Number:
7419937 P008945001
Agreement Date:
May 13, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020
March 2020 - Over 4.8 million people have fled Venezuela since 2015, many of whom are currently residing in neighbouring countries such as Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In addition to hosting over 1.6 million Venezuelans, Colombia continues to suffer from the effects of longstanding violence and armed conflict between armed groups and criminal gangs. Crisis-affected people, including those in host communities, are in need of basic health assistance, food and nutrition assistance, protection services, shelter, and water and sanitation. With GAC’s support, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Canada is increasing access to basic health care and mental health care in the department of Valle del Cauca, Arauca and Norte de Santander in Colombia. Project activities include: (1) providing comprehensive medical care to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV); (2) providing mental health care for survivors of violence; (3) providing training to health workers on mental health, psychological first aid, and SGBV; and (4) increasing awareness on mental health and prevention, treatment and response to SGBV issues within vulnerable communities and relevant organizations/institutions.
Global Affairs Canada
Expected Results:

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved equitable access to free quality primary health care; (2) improved equitable access to free quality package of sexual and reproductive health care; and (3) improved surveillance and response to humanitarian and medical emergencies.

The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Toronto , Ontario, Canada M5V 0N8
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Spadina--Fort York
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International Development Assistance Program
Program Purpose:

The main purpose on the International Development Assistance Program is to reduce poverty for those living in countries where Global Affairs Canada engages in international development.

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