The federal authorities has greater than doubled the quantity of donations it’s going to match to assist the individuals of Pakistan get well from disastrous flooding.
Worldwide Growth Minister Harjit Sajjan tweeted Wednesday that Canada will match the $7.5 million Canadians have donated to the Humanitarian Coalition.
Three weeks in the past, the federal government pledged to match simply $3 million, on prime of the present $30 million Ottawa has allotted.
Final week, Sajjan mentioned he would increase that to $5 million within the hopes of drumming up extra public help.
Extreme monsoon rains this summer time left one-third of Pakistan underwater, inflicting extreme meals shortages and ruining the livelihoods of thousands and thousands.
Canadians answering Pakistan’s requires assist to deal with devastating flooding
Pakistan additionally skilled huge floods in 2010, and the previous Harper authorities pledged $71.8 million for aid efforts, together with $46.8 million from donations Ottawa matched.
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