Canada announces more than $43.6M for projects in Iraq, Syria

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Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday announced more than $43.6 million in Peace and Stabilization Operations Program funding for 11 projects in Iraq and Syria, at the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group meeting.
The funding is another example of Canada’s commitment to the Global Coalition to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh and advance stability in Iraq, Syria, and the region, read a statement.
These projects will support the Global Coalition’s priorities of rehabilitating public infrastructure and delivering essential services. It will also contribute to the clearing of the explosive remnants of war as well as foster local peacebuilding efforts to support the reintegration of internally displaced peoples.
Through its diplomatic engagement, military contribution, and peace and stabilization operations programming, Canada contributes to all 5 lines of the Global Coalition’s efforts, which include: the military campaign against Daesh, preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters across borders, tackling Daesh’s financing and its economic infrastructure, supporting the stabilization of areas liberated from Daesh and countering its propaganda.
Today, at the Brussels V Conference on Syria, Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, announced $49.5 million in new funding for humanitarian assistance in the Middle East.
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) continues to support the Global Coalition through Operation IMPACT, Canada’s military contribution in support of stability in the Middle East. The CAF also contributes to NATO Mission Iraq and conducts bilateral activities in Jordan and Lebanon as part of its contributions to the Global Coalition.

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