FER CRIPES SAKES, ARE WE BUILDING EVERY FAMILY OVER THERE A NEW 3 BEDROOM HOUSE? WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE SLEEPING ON OUR SIDEWALKS RIGHT HERE IN CANADA, AND THE EXCUSE IS ALWAYS ‘NO FUNDING’FOR THEM TO BE SHELTERED, MEDICATED, AND CARED FOR LIKE THEY SHOULD BE…OUTRAGEOUS DOESN’T BEGIN TO COVER IT…JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW MUSLIMS COME FIRST…
Canada announces $7.5 million in additional aid for Pakistan
OTTAWA — The federal government has added $7.5 million to the $40 million it has already pledged to help ease what International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda describes as the “unimaginable” tragedy unfolding in flood-devastated Pakistan.
Oda made the announcement Tuesday in the midst of a trip to the region where she admits she has been taken aback by the depth of the humanitarian crisis gripping a country that was already battling poverty and political instability.
“This is a disaster that is still happening,” Oda said in a teleconference call from Pakistan.
“Today, what I saw, I can only describe as unimaginable.”
She used the call to warn Canadians and the world community the country will need help long after the immediate emergency is over.
Oda said the latest commitment of money makes Canada the fourth highest donor to Pakistan’s relief effort.
The fresh aid pledge followed the government’s announcement Sunday that it was extending to Oct. 2 its promise to match donations made by Canadians to registered charities for the relief effort. The funding program was due to expire at midnight Sunday night.
The new money will go toward supporting logistics for the overall response, and help buy hygiene kits, kitchen sets, shelter kits and other necessities.