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International Development  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to women's health as a long-standing priority. That is why I recently announced $40 million in additional funding to support the Global Financing Facility's “Reclaim the Gains” campaign, bringing Canada's total contribution to $190 million.

May 9th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, at my first meeting with the head of the WHO, we raised these concerns and they assured me that they are working on this. In fact, anytime I speak with any head of a UN organization, the one thing we focus on is making sure that all humanitarian aid focuses on the protection of all human rights.

April 7th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Health  Mr. Speaker, one thing that I can assure the member and the House is that Canada is doing its part in making sure that we provide vaccines for around the world. In fact, I was in Senegal and Ghana. In particular, in Ghana when I was there we received 300,000 doses of vaccines. We are working in partnership with the WHO and COVAX to make sure that the world gets vaccinated.

April 4th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for Laval—Les Îles for his strong advocacy for the Afghan people. Afghanistan is suffering from a humanitarian crisis. That is why last week I announced that Canada is providing an additional $50 million, for a total of $143 million in 2022 to help support the people of Afghanistan.

April 4th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill for her advocacy on this very important issue.

March 25th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Yes, I thank her for her hard work as well. Thank you very much. I am glad you acknowledged that. The member is right. Tuberculosis is second only to COVID-19 as the world's leading infectious disease killer. That is why yesterday, during World Tuberculosis Day, I had the pleasure of announcing an $11-million investment to TB REACH before a group of volunteers from Results Canada and other advocacy groups.

March 25th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle for this question and for her hard work. The conflict in Yemen continues to impact almost 20 million people who need help, especially women and children. This is why last week I announced an additional $62.5 million in funding to help with urgent humanitarian needs.

March 24th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I respectfully disagree with the member. In fact, I and other members were actually on the ground as well, where I visited Poland, Moldova, Romania and other countries involved. In fact, we not only have a team on the ground coordinating with the U.S.A, the EU and the United Nations, we have been having daily conversations to make sure humanitarian support is getting to the right people.

March 23rd, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the hon. member for Mississauga—Streetsville, who is also the first Filipina in this chamber. Today, I am announcing that Canada will provide an additional $2 million in funding for life-saving humanitarian assistance to the Philippines to help the most vulnerable people affected by typhoon Rai.

March 3rd, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, at a time of crisis like this, I completely agree that Ukraine does supply the developing world with wheat. This crisis is going to be extremely serious. I have been at the UN speaking with the heads of the world food program and other organizations, and Canada can play a very important role in this.

March 3rd, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Etobicoke Centre for his strong leadership and for advocating for the people of Ukraine. Canada is deeply concerned by the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine that has been caused by President Putin, and we are monitoring the situation very closely on the ground.

February 28th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank all the Canadians who made generous donations to the Red Cross to support the Ukrainian people. We will do more. We are monitoring the situation very closely, getting an understanding of what is needed and then providing appropriate support. This will be in addition to the $50 million for humanitarian and development support that we have already provided.

February 28th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, on this International Development Week, we must recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the most vulnerable and low-income countries. This is why our government committed 200 million vaccine doses, and approximately 100 million doses have already been made available.

February 10th, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we are deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and we will be there to support the people of Afghanistan, not the Taliban. That is why I recently announced that Canada would provide $56 million in humanitarian funding in response to the appeals from the United Nations and the international Red Cross.

February 1st, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Situation in Ukraine  Mr. Chair, our government's response is comprehensive. I have had the opportunity to visit Ukraine on many occasions. I am very proud of the time I had there. I had the opportunity to attend President Zelensky's inauguration, and I took my daughter to an event in Toronto where he spoke because this is an all-Canadian effort.

January 31st, 2022House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal