Canada announces funding for humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria

Photo: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger Nigeria.

Announcement from Global Affairs Canada

April 10, 2018 – Yaoundé, Cameroon – Global Affairs Canada

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced over $27 million in funding to humanitarian partners to support people in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Canada is providing assistance to address the critical needs of the more than 20 million people who are affected by drought, food shortages and ongoing conflict in the Lake Chad Basin.

In Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, millions of people are in need of life-saving assistance as a result of conflict, natural disasters and epidemics. In Cameroon in particular, more than half a million people are displaced because of conflicts in the Lake Chad Basin and Central African Republic, adding pressure to already scarce resources and limited basic services in host communities. Canada’s contribution will provide vulnerable communities with food, acute malnutrition treatment, clean water, health care, protection services, including psychosocial support, and support for livelihoods.

Parliamentary Secretary DeCourcey made the announcement during his trip to Africa, which included a visit to Cameroon.

See also: Backgrounder from Global Affairs Canada.

As always, we’re honoured to be one of Global Affairs Canada’s trusted humanitarian partners. We are currently at work in all four countries, delivering food, acute malnutrition treatment, clean water, care including psycho-social support, and support for livelihoods.

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