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Canada announces disaster relief and long-term aid package

Canada has recently announced that it will be giving $54 million for disaster relief and long-term aid in Haiti. The majority of the money will go towards developing long-term projects in the agricultural sector. About $2.6 million will go to helping those directly impacted by Matthew, and $1.4 million will go towards Sunday’s Haiti elections.

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Canada announces $54M for Haiti disaster relief and long-term aid

Vicky Fragasso-Marquis, The Canadian Press

November 18, 2016

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Roofs are seen ripped open following the passing of Hurricane Matthew Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Les Cayes, Haiti. (Photo from original article)

 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Canada will give $54 million to Haiti over the next five years, including more than $2 million in immediate aid, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Friday.

The funding announcement came on the final day of Bibeau’s three-day trip to the country, where she is seeing first-hand how Canadian aid money is being used in areas decimated last month by hurricane Matthew…

 

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