Feds to match Sahel cash

International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino's parliamentary secretary, Lois Brown, announced on Aug. 7 that the federal government will match Canadian charitable donations sent to assist with the ongoing food crisis in West and Central Africa, QMI Agency reported. The government has committed $47.5 million in aid funds to the Sahel region since February. Drought, rising food costs, and political unrest in Mali are worsening the crisis which effects more than 18 million people.

Published: Wednesday, 08/08/2012 12:00 am EDT

International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino's parliamentary secretary, Lois Brown, announced on Aug. 7 that the federal government will match Canadian charitable donations sent to assist with the ongoing food crisis in West and Central Africa, QMI Agency reported. The government has committed $47.5 million in aid funds to the Sahel region since February. Drought, rising food costs, and political unrest in Mali are worsening the crisis which effects more than 18 million people.

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