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Trudeau promises $16.5 M in aid for Haiti, justice as Francophonie summit closes

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Trudeau promises $16.5 million in aid to stabilize Haiti as Francophonie summit closes
WATCH: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government announced $16.5 million to help stabilize Haiti at the summit of French-speaking countries in Tunisia. Trudeau announced $8 million for humanitarian aid, delivered by the United Nations and there is also funding to weed out corruption and prosecute gender-based violence – Nov 20, 2022

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is announcing $16.5 million to help stabilize Haiti.

At a summit of French-speaking countries in Tunisia, Trudeau announced $8 million for humanitarian aid, delivered by the United Nations.

There is also funding to weed out corruption and prosecute gender-based violence.

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Haiti’s government has called for an international military intervention to combat gangs who have strangled access to fuel and critical supplies in the middle of a worsening cholera outbreak.

The United States has said Canada would be an ideal leader for such a military intervention, but Ottawa has suggested other ways to help Haiti.

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Trudeau’s announcement came as the Francophonie summit in Tunisia draws to a close, and he’ll return to Ottawa on Monday morning.

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