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Canada announces new assistance for those affected by conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Global Affairs Canada

Canada remains deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and the resulting humanitarian crisis that continues to worsen.

Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, announced that Canada is providing an additional $7 million in humanitarian funding to the World Food Programme, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the International Committee of the Red Cross to support humanitarian operations in Ethiopia.

Current assessments by the UN and local authorities indicate that 5.2 million people in Tigray (90% of the population) now require humanitarian assistance. This funding will help address critical food needs arising from the conflict. The new contribution by Canada will also provide other life-saving assistance, such as health care, support for victims of sexual violence, emergency shelters and basic household goods, water and sanitation, and protection. It will also support the coordination of the humanitarian response in the region. 

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  1. Subject: “Canada announces new assistance for those affected by conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region” Global Affairs Canada, June 20, 2021

    Humble Commentary, 21 June 2021
    “QUOTE: Canada remains deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia and the resulting humanitarian crisis that continues to worsen.” UNQUOTE

    Needless to say, the above concern by Canada is suprimly commendable — true to its legendary kindness. With that background, one hopes that the gesture also extends to other parts of needy Ethiopia, as necessary, who may also have a need of assistance. In short, selecting one and only one part of Ethiopia can give unfortunate wrong image and interpretation, thus tarnishing the enviable neutral good name of Canada. That would be very unfortunate. i.e. tarnishing the good name of past Canadian Officials in particular and the total people of Canada, in general. It is Canadian’s choice of TODAY to maintain the Noble Name of CANADA. THE END

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