Canada aids Sahel region

Canada's aid agency is set to hand over $41 million to relief agencies working in the Sahel region in West Africa, which was ravaged by drought last year, CBC News reported. International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda announced Feb. 23 that the money would go to United Nations organizations, the Red Cross, and Canadian NGOs. The UN and other groups are saying a famine could affect 23 million people. Ms. Oda said the money would help improve access to food and safe water and provide life-saving nutritional support.

Published: Wednesday, 02/29/2012 12:00 am EST

Canada's aid agency is set to hand over $41 million to relief agencies working in the Sahel region in West Africa, which was ravaged by drought last year, CBC News reported. International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda announced Feb. 23 that the money would go to United Nations organizations, the Red Cross, and Canadian NGOs. The UN and other groups are saying a famine could affect 23 million people. Ms. Oda said the money would help improve access to food and safe water and provide life-saving nutritional support.

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