TORONTO: Following Pakistan’s devastating flooding, the Canadian government would donate C$25 million (US$19 million) and match C$3 million (US$2.29 million) in donations, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday.
The federal government will match contributions you make to the humanitarian coalition up to $3 million until September 28. Trudeau stated at a news conference that “tens of millions of people continue to be affected by the devastating flooding in Pakistan, and we stand in solidarity with them.
” Additionally, we are putting $25 million into short-term humanitarian relief to support recovery and reconstruction as well as long-term development assistance. Severe flooding in Pakistan has affected an estimated 33 million people, injured over 12,700 people, and killed close to 1,400 others.
The donated and matched humanitarian monies will be used to provide life-saving assistance in Pakistan.In addition to the $5 million that Canada has already pledged, Trudeau also mentioned the new investment.Trudeau noted that Canada would be looking for other ways to assist Pakistan in recovering from the terrible flooding.