Canada responds to humanitarian crises with funding to the world’s most vulnerable
“It is now more vital than ever to support the most vulnerable people. We must respond to the health crisis caused by COVID-19, but we must also respond to other ongoing humanitarian crises. Millions of people are still counting on us to alleviate poverty, food insecurity, gender inequality and the violation of human rights and to protect youth. Together with its international partners, Canada is working tirelessly to respond to global crises and to save lives.”
- Karina Gould, Minister of International Development
In 2019, approximately 132 million people worldwide were identified as needing humanitarian assistance.
In 2020, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, this number had increased to approximately 168 million, and it is expected to continue to grow as the impacts of the virus are increasingly seen.
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