Ottawa matches $21 million for famine relief

Posted August 21, 2017 3:30 pm by Editor

Ottawa matches $21 million for famine relief

With the final numbers in, the Canadian government is kicking in $21.3 million to protect 20 million people in Africa and Yemen from imminent starvation, but Canada’s Catholic development agency is continuing to collect more funds even as Ottawa closes down its matching fund program.

Canadians donated $21.3 million to the charities of their choice between March 17 and June 30 in the effort to head off the impending disaster. The federal government will match those funds with its own $21.3 million Famine Relief Fund, which will be distributed among organizations with food security and health projects in the famine zones.

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