One of UNHCR’s newest partners Clearwater Seafoods, which is based in Nova Scotia, is recognized internationally for its global delivery of premium wild, eco-certified seafood. In 2015, Clearwater Fine Foods generously supported our life-saving work to provide humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees. With a strong sense of corporate responsibility that goes well beyond its commitment to environmental sustainability practices, the company is proud to contribute to organizations making a difference in peoples’ lives, particularly those with a focus on children.
“We know that any plan for sustainability must include a commitment to people,” says Colin MacDonald, Clearwater Chairman. “We count on our people, whether they are in Atlantic Canada, Argentina, Europe, China, Japan, the U.S. or any of the other far-flung corners of our global business. As our world faces the largest humanitarian crisis of our era, we must reach out to help those who have lost almost everything, but who are still forever connected to us as fellow global citizens.”
A family of Syrian refugees are 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.
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 in Greece.
Refugees from Iraq and Syria wait to get a priority number for crossing the border in to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Clearwater’s valued support came to us at a time when 800,000 refugees arrived in Europe by sea and land, who are now facing a harsh winter. UNHCR works around the clock to distribute winter survival kits to these vulnerable people, which include high thermal blankets, sleeping bags, winter clothes and heating stoves, as well as emergency shelters and reception facilities.