Canada gives $120 mn for famine-hit Africa, Yemen

Canada gives $  120 mn for famine-hit Africa, YemenCanada’s government pledged Can$ 120 million (US$ 90 million, 84 million euros) Friday to help relieve food crises in four countries where 20 million people face starvation and famine. The funding for afflicted populations in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen came a week after the United Nations launched an urgent appeal for $ 4.4 billion in aid by July to “avert a catastrophe” in the region. “It is a human tragedy that the situation has deteriorated to the extent where we have over 20 million people facing starvation,” said international development minister Marie-Claude Bibeau.

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