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Canada Responds to the Hunger Crisis in SSA with Matching Fund Program

Canada Responds to the Hunger Crisis in SSA with Matching Fund Program

Insecurity and climate change, compounded by disruptions in supply chains for food, fertilizer and fuel caused by the war in Ukraine, are driving a humanitarian crisis that is leaving millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa in acute hunger. 

Canada recently announced a time-limited matching fund to enable humanitarian partners to provide lifesaving services. From June 15 to July 17, 2022 the Government of Canada will match, dollar for dollar, donations for hunger crisis relief in sub-Saharan Africa made by individual Canadians to member organizations of the Humanitarian Coalition, up to a maximum of $5 million.

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