Global Affairs Canada has announced the creation of a Famine Relief Fund to respond to the hunger crisis in East Africa. Over 20 million people are now at risk of starvation in what is being called the worst food emergency in recent history. Canadians are being urged to give generously to a registered Canadian charity that is responding to the African famine. Donations made to our African Famine response between March 17 to June 30 will be matched by the Canadian government.
Minister of International Development and La Francophone, Marie-Claude Bibeau stated,
“Over 20 million men, women and children are at risk of starvation if we do not act now. Canadians have always demonstrated great compassion when it comes to humanitarian crises. I encourage all Canadians to donate to the registered Canadian charities of their choice. Together, we can make a difference and bring relief to people who need urgent help.”
ADRA Canada is already in the field with distributions currently being conducted in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan, the countries hardest hit by this human disaster. Please join with us and help us save lives in the Horn of Africa today.