PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Canada will give $54 million over five years to Haiti, including more than $2 million in immediate aid.
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the funds today on the final day of her three-day trip to the country.
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The country is reeling from the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew last month.
Most of the money will go towards long-term agricultural initiatives, but Bibeau says $2.65 million will be invested immediately to help those impacted by the disaster.
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Part of that will go to the United Nations World Food Program, which is currently providing food to those left homeless.
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Another $1.4 million is earmarked for Haitian elections, which begin on Sunday after numerous disputes and delays.
Canada will help with voting logistics and provide independent observers.
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