Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA

Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA

September 09, 2012 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Minister Fantino to Hold Media Teleconference From Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2012) - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, will hold a media teleconference following his visit to a refugee camp and nutrition centre serving those people affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa. The Minister will also provide an update on the Sahel Crisis Matching Fund ( He will be accompanied by the heads of the following Canadian humanitarian organizations, who will also be available for comment:

  • Rosemary McCarney, Plan Canada
  • Dave Toycen, World Vision Canada
  • Jim Cornelius, Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • David Morley, UNICEF Canada
DATE: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
TIME: 4 p.m.
Call-in number: 613-960-7526
Call-in number (toll-free): 1-877-413-4814
Passcode: 4779023

Photographs are available for use by media on CIDA's web site (

Contact Information

  • Stephanie Rea
    Director of Communications
    to the Minister of International Cooperation

    Media Relations Office
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
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