Canada's new commitments to families displaced by war

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 13, 2016 /CNW/ - World Vision is encouraged by today's announcements from the Government of Canada signalling its on-going commitment to help vulnerable people displaced by conflict. As one of Canada's largest humanitarian development agencies, World Vision says these new funding allocations will provide vital assistance to millions of desperate families and help secure a future for some of the world's most vulnerable children.

QUOTES:
"Today's announcements by the Government of Canada demonstrate its on-going dedication to improving the lives of millions of Syrian families who are in desperate need. Canada's response to this crisis continues to provide vital support for those who are suffering at the source of the conflict. Canada's flexible, long-term approach to helping desperate families displaced by conflict is a clear move in the right direction."
-Michael Messenger, President, World Vision Canada

"At World Vision we're encouraged by the results of our Canadian-funded programs in the region. We're excited by the promise of new projects that have just begun. And we are confident in the great potential of future projects supported by Canada that will improve the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable children."
-Michael Messenger, President, World Vision Canada

FAST FACTS

  • World Vision Canada currently manages CAD$30 Million in grants from Global Affairs Canada across Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and the Kurdish Region of Iraq
  • World Vision has raised nearly $6 Million for Syrian families thanks to the generosity of Canadians
  • World Vision has reached more than 2 million people across the region
  • World Vision has been responding to this crisis since May 2011 when we initiated activities in northern Lebanon in response to the initial influx of Syrian refugees
  • WV supports children and families with access to life-saving food and non-food items, as well as health, water and sanitation, protection and education needs

MEDIA RESOURCES:
Info on what World Vision is doing to help Syrian families
Photos & video from World Vision's Syrian Response (http://bit.ly/1SfELrW)

World Vision is a relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For interviews contact: Brett Tarver - 647-825-2712, or brett_tarver@worldvision.ca

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