Christian Paradis, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced that the Government of Canada will provide an additional CAD$ 13 million in humanitarian assistance to support the continued relief efforts underway by experienced Canadian and international non-governmental organizations and United Nations humanitarian agencies responding to the needs of those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.
According to a press statement issued by Canadian High Commissioner, New Delhi, Canada’s additional support to humanitarian efforts in Nepal will further contribute to provide life-saving assistance, such as restoring water supply systems, supporting mobile health clinics to provide health and medical care to isolated communities, providing protection for children, food and nutrition assistance, temporary income support, and emergency shelter.
Canada provided a timely and comprehensive response to humanitarian needs resulting from the Nepal earthquakes that included establishing humanitarian assistance funding, creating the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund to match eligible donations by Canadians, deploying Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), and providing relief supplies from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s (DFATD) emergency stockpiles in Mississauga, Ontario, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to the hardest-hit regions of Nepal.
“The Government of Canada’s contribution, including the results achieved by the DART and our humanitarian partners, along with the continued generosity of Canadians, has shown once again that Canada is a global leader in helping those affected by natural disasters. Canada is committed to helping ensure the necessary assistance is provided to the most vulnerable people, as well as supporting longer-term efforts in Nepal to help the country recover and rebuild from the disaster,” said Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie
The additional humanitarian assistance funding announced June 25, 2015, totalling CAD$ 13 million, will be provided to Canadian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and United Nations humanitarian agencies responding to the earthquakes in Nepal. Canadian NGOs includes Action Against Hunger, CAD$ 1 million, Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada, CAD$ 1.4 million, CARE Canada, CAD$ 750,000, Centre for International Studies and Cooperation, CAD$ 300,000, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, CAD$ 350,000, Médecins du Monde Canada, CAD$ 700,000, Plan Canada, CAD$ 1 million and Samaritan’s Purse, CAD$ 1 million. Similarly United Nations agencies will also receive fund. The agencies include Food and Agriculture Organization, CAD$ 2 million, UNICEF, CAD$ 500,000 and World Food Program, CAD$ 4 million
The Government of Canada’s total humanitarian assistance funding to the disaster in Nepal is CAD$ 23 million to date, all of which counts against the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund