He has also worked with Save the Children Canada
, World Vision and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee.
People are often drawn to cities by the prospect of a better life for their children, but many cities around the world are unable to keep up with dramatic growth, leaving hundreds of millions of mothers and children in cities without access to essential health services and the clean water they need to survive and stay healthy," said Patricia Erb, president and CEO, Save the Children Canada
IKEA Canada made the donation in home furnishings to Save the Children Canada
and the Salvation Army for flood recovery.
5 million will be provided by CIDA from the Pakistan Flood Relief Fund to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization ($6 million), Save the Children Canada
In addition, youth of Aboriginal heritage are overrepresented in prostitution (Cherry Kingsley and Melanie Mark, Sacred Lives: Canadian Aboriginal Children and Youth Speak Out About Sexual Exploitation (Ottawa: Save the Children Canada
, 2000) at 12 ("Kingsley and Mark")).
According to the charity Save the Children Canada
, more than 312,000 children are still working 'in the worst form of child labour in the fields'.
Save the Children Canada
runs a complementary CIDA project of over $2 million CAD in Darfur, western Sudan.
Anita Sheth, senior analyst with Save the Children Canada
, said: "Children work long hours in the sun, unprotected, they carry heavy loads on their backs, they are on farms weeding the cocoa areas, spraying pesticides unprotected and during harvesting they are climbing trees with big machetes trying to cut the cocoa pods down.
On another front, Save the Children Canada
, based in Toronto, just started to orchestrate planned giving focus groups.
Sacred Lives, a recent report on the child prostitution trade in Canada completed by Save the Children Canada
and released in early December, says nine out of 10 children involved with the child sex trade are Aboriginal.
This funding follows the October 6 allocation of $780,000 to the Canadian Red Cross, Save the Children Canada
, and Oxfam Canada to quickly respond to the ongoing situation in the Caribbean.