Canada Allocates Remaining Match Funding for Pakistani Flood Aid Efforts

A Pakistani family sets ups 'charpoy' beds next to a vast expanse of flooded fields. Canada is disbursing the rest of the funding it pledged to match private donations to Pakistani flood relief efforts. Photo by Russell Watkins / U.K. Department for International Development

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.

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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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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.