Canadians donate $46.8 million for flood relief
ISLAMABAD: Canada on Tuesday announced matching an equivalent amount to the $46.8 million collected by its individual citizens for the flood victims in Pakistan and donating it to the Pakistan Flood Relief Fund (PFRF).
Canadian Minister of International Cooperation Beverley J Oda said in Ottawa that Canada will continue to support the Pakistani people with emergency aid and early recovery efforts. “Canadians have demonstrated their compassion and generosity, and the government is proud to partner with them to help the flood victims in Pakistan,” Oda said. The Canadian government had announced it would recognise the donations made by individual Canadians to eligible Canadian registered charities up to October 3. Registered charities had until October 18 to declare the amount of eligible donations they collected for Pakistan relief.
“Through the PFRF, Canada will assist those who are able to return to their homes as well as those who remain in camps,” Oda said. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has already disbursed $19 million from the PFRF to support logistics and transport capacity of the overall humanitarian response.
It was also used to deploy relief items from the CIDA stockpile - tents, jerry cans, tarps, hygiene kits, cook sets, and mosquito nets, aqua tabs for water purification, and Canadian humanitarian experts to the affected zones. app
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