Clearwater Seafoods

ClearwaterComptant parmi les plus récents partenaires du HCR, Clearwater Seafoods, une entreprise basée en Nouvelle-Écosse, est reconnue à l’échelle internationale pour ses produits de la mer sauvages, certifiés écologiques. En 2015, Clearwater Fine Foods a généreusement financé notre travail d’aide humanitaire vitale aux réfugiés syriens.

Le sens des responsabilités sociales de l’entreprise transcende son engagement envers des pratiques respectueuses de l’environnement. Elle est fière de contribuer à des organismes qui transforment la vie des gens, particulièrement celle des enfants.

« Nous savons que tout plan viable comprend un engagement envers les gens », affirme Colin MacDonald, président de Clearwater. « Nous comptons sur nos gens, qu’ils soient au Canada atlantique, en Argentine, en Europe, en Chine, au Japon, aux É.-U. ou aux quatre coins du monde où nous faisons affaire. » Alors que notre monde fait face à la plus grande crise humanitaire de notre époque, nous devons prêter main-forte à ceux qui ont presque tout perdu, puisqu’ils sont nos concitoyens sur cette planète. »

Greece. Thousands of refugees mainly from Iraq and Syria are stranded at the village of Idomeni near the Greek - FYR of Macedonia border

“How can we feed our children? We ran out of money 10 days ago.” says Zooda while trying to calm her 10 month old son Mahmoud, who is crying of hunger. Traveling with her husband, Mohammed Al-Ahmad and her 3 children she is tired after a rainy night at a makeshift camp set up by stranded refugees near the village of Idomeni on the Greek - FYR of Macedonia border. With Syrian government forces unleashing a new offensive on their hometown of Daraa and 2 of her brothers already in prison the family had to flee last month fearing for their lives. They brought with them 50 members of their extended family, and all are now staying side-by-side in tents at Idomeni. “Don’t they see what we are going through?” Zooda asked of European governments that are closing their doors to refugees. “What can we do?” ; More than 24,000 refugees are trapped in Greece as the Western Balkan route to Northern Europe mostly shuts down. The FYR of Macedonia border crossing is now only open to a few hundred Syrians and Iraqis per day, creating a backlog at the unofficial border crossing of Idomeni as well as the port of Piraeus in Athens. Only those with passports or official ID cards may cross. Afghans are barred completely. It's the latest in a series of restrictions imposed by Austria and a group of Western Balkan countries over the past few months aimed at stemming the migrant flows toward Germany, the destination of choice for most people. Text: Tania Karas/UNHCR

Greece. Thousands of refugees mainly from Iraq and Syria are stranded at the village of Idomeni near the Greek - FYR of Macedonia border

A family of Syrian refugees, trying to keep a sense of normality in their daily routine, takes their young boy for a stroll in a makeshift camp near the village of Idomeni on the Greek - FYR of Macedonia border. Thousands of refugees, mainly from Iraq and Syria, are stranded after a decision by states along the Western Balkan route to Northern Europe to introduce quotas on the number of people they allow entry through their borders on a daily basis. For many, who had a perilous journey that lasted days until they finally reached Greece, time and lack of information regarding whats happening is the worst enemy. Some families have been stack on the border between the 2 countries for 10 days with temperatures that drop to 0 during the night. Those who are most affected by this are young children who according to UNHCR account for 36% of the refugees arriving to Europe in 2016. Many of them are unaccompanied or have been separated from their parents. ; More than 24,000 refugees are trapped in Greece as the Western Balkan route to Northern Europe mostly shuts down. The FYR of Macedonia border crossing is now only open to a few hundred Syrians and Iraqis per day, creating a backlog at the unofficial border crossing of Idomeni as well as the port of Piraeus in Athens. Only those with passports or official ID cards may cross. Afghans are barred completely. It's the latest in a series of restrictions imposed by Austria and a group of Western Balkan countries over the past few months aimed at stemming the migrant flows toward Germany, the destination of choice for most people. Text: Tania Karas/UNHCR

Greece. Thousands of refugees, mainly from Iraq and Syria, are caught in a vortex of uncertainty as the Western Balkan route to Northern Europe shuts down

Refugees from Iraq and Syria waiting to get a priority number for crossing the Greek - FYROM border in to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Thousands of refugees, mainly from Iraq and Syria, are stranded after a decision by states along the Western Balkan route to Northern Europe to introduce quotas on the number of people they allow entry through their borders on a daily basis. ; More than 24,000 refugees are waiting in Greece to cross the border in to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as the Western Balkan route to Northern Europe shuts down. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia border crossing is now open only to a few hundred Syrians and Iraqis per day, creating a backlog at the unofficial border crossing of Idomeni as well as the port of Piraeus in Athens. Only those with passports or official ID cards may cross. Afghans are barred completely. It's the latest in a series of restrictions imposed by Austria and a group of Western Balkan countries over the past few months aimed at stemming the migrant flows toward Germany, the destination of choice for most people. Text: Tania Karas/UNHCR

IMPACT

Clearwater nous apporte son important soutien alors que 800 000 réfugiés sont arrivés en Europe par voie maritime et terrestre et doivent à présent affronter l’hiver. Le HCR travaille jour et nuit à distribuer aux personnes vulnérables des trousses de survie hivernale (couvertures thermiques, des sacs de couchage, des vêtements d’hiver et des réchauds) et à fournir des abris d’urgence et des locaux d’accueil.