Canada offers $331.5M in global humanitarian aid at summit in Istanbul

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OTTAWA – International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced an additional $331.5 million in humanitarian aid at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

Bibeau says in a statement Tuesday that the new funding will help the most vulnerable in more than 32 countries.

Those who will receive the funding include United Nations humanitarian agencies, the Red Cross and non-governmental organizations, as well as Canadian organizations.

Today’s announcement was made on the final day of the summit.

On Monday, Bibeau announced $274 million in humanitarian and development aid that focused on emergency response, child protection and food security.

During the summit, the statement says Bibeau emphasized the need to focus on women and girls in every humanitarian response, as well as Canada’s commitment to be innovative and make every dollar count. She also assured that Canada will continue to defend humanitarian principles.

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