OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 6, 2023 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, leading Canadian humanitarian organizations?Islamic Relief, Oxfam- Québec, Médecins du Monde Canada, and Save the Children? amongst others, are hosting a press conference on Parliament Hill to provide updates on the rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The organizations, all operational in Gaza, will update on their humanitarian activities and their collective demand for the Government of Canada to call for an immediate ceasefire.
Date: Tuesday, November 7th
Time: 9 ? 9:30 a.m. EST
Location: Parliament Hill, West Block, Room 135-B, Press Conference Room
Spokespeople on site:
Islamic Relief Canada works with communities to strengthen their resilience to calamities and provide vital emergency aid when disasters occur. We help the impoverished access basic services, including education, water and sanitation, as well as healthcare. We provide lasting routes out of poverty through our sustainable development schemes. Our integrated approach to progress is transforming communities worldwide. We tackle the root causes of poverty and make sure that the world's most vulnerable people have real influence in both our programs and advocacy.
Working in Canada and in 76 countries around the world, Médecins du Monde is an international movement of volunteers working at the national and international levels. Through innovative medical programmes and evidence-based advocacy, we empower marginalized communities to take action to demand their right to health, whilst fighting for universal access to care.
Oxfam-Québec fights inequalities to put an end to poverty and injustice. We work to reduce climate, economic and gender inequalities by calling for the full participation of women at decision-making tables. To do so, we support populations during humanitarian crises, codevelop long-term sustainable solutions alongside communities, and mobilize to change laws and mentalities.
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Canada and around the world, we do whatever it takes ? every day and during times of crisis ? so children can fulfil their rights to a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. With over 100 years of experience, we are the world's first and leading independent children's organization ? transforming lives and the future we share.
For further information and/or to attend the event, please contact:
Iftikhar Shaikh Ahmad: [email protected] or 819-208-6025
Mashaal Saaed: [email protected] or 647-919-1580
Mélissa Cabana: [email protected] or 514 799-8985
Laura Kalmar: [email protected] or 1-844-732-2346
Victoria Amigo: [email protected] or 514 606-4663
Tiffany Baggetta: [email protected] or 647-517-4563
SOURCE Islamic Relief Canada
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