Canada’s humanitarian support in Somalia

Backgrounder

Canada is providing an additional $18 million for humanitarian assistance to conflict- and drought-affected people in Somalia. The funding will provide vulnerable populations, including women and children, with life-saving assistance, including food assistance and nutrition services, water, sanitation and hygiene, and health care, including sexual and reproductive health services.

Here is a breakdown of the organizations receiving the funding:

  • Action Against Hunger - $1.1 million
  • CARE Canada - $1.6 million
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - $700,000
  • International Committee of the Red Cross - $3 million
  • Save the Children Canada - $1.9 million
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - $500,000
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (country-based pooled funds) - $1 million
  • UNICEF - $1.5 million
  • World Food Programme - $4 million
  • World Food Programme (United Nations Humanitarian Air Service) - $1 million
  • World Vision Canada - $1.7 million

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