Government of Canada matches $8 million in donations made by Canadians to respond to Beirut explosion
“Through the Lebanon Matching Fund, Canada is making a meaningful contribution to the humanitarian effort on the ground in Beirut, which will help ensure critical aid goes to those who need it most. I commend the individual Canadians who donated so generously to support the Lebanese people in a time of great crisis.”
- François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs
“As Canadians, we consistently act with compassion and kindness when disaster strikes around the world. The incredible response and support for the people of Beirut is yet another prime example of this. Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, the Humanitarian Coalition will be able to ensure that people on the ground get the help they need. We are all interconnected; what happens over there affects us here too and helping others is the right thing to do.”
- Karina Gould, Minister of International Development
On August 8, 2020, the Government of Canada launched the Lebanon Matching Fund, announcing that it would match up to $2 million in donations. This amount was quickly surpassed, and a new matching amount of $8 million was established.
Canada’s Humanitarian Coalition brings together leading humanitarian organizations to provide Canadians with a simple and effective way to help during international humanitarian disasters.
The Humanitarian Coalition members are Action Against Hunger, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Doctors of the World, Humanity & Inclusion, Islamic Relief Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Québec, Plan International Canada, Save the Children Canada and World Vision Canada. All are recognized and trusted international partners.
Members of the Humanitarian Coalition actively participate in established UN-led humanitarian coordination processes to ensure that aid is disbursed effectively.
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