Canada is ready to disburse the rest of the funding it pledged to match private contributions to efforts aimed at helping victims of last year’s massive flooding in Pakistan.
In November, the Canadian government announced it would match 46.8 million Canadian dollars (USD47.3 million) in private donations to the efforts, of which CA$19 million had already been disbursed.
>> Canada to Match Private Donations to Pakistani Flood Relief Efforts
The remaining CA$27.8 million will back Pakistani flood relief programs of the Canadian Red Cross Society, Oxfam Canada, World Vision Canada, CARE Canada, Action Against Hunger and the Center for International Studies and Cooperation.
The funding will be used to improve food security, hygiene and sanitation as well as provide emergency relief supplies, potable water, cash-for-work opportunities and agricultural resources to affected communities.
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