Canada to Provide P43.75M More for Humanitarian Assistance in Mindanao

Canada to Provide P43.75M More for Humanitarian Assistance in Mindanao

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Announced a day after Robert Hall, the second Canadian national who was held captive by the Abu Sayyaf, was executed somewhere in Sulu on June 13, Canada will be providing an approximate amount of P43.75 million more as an aid for humanitarian assistance in Mindanao. To support those families and individuals who are living in specific conflict-stricken areas.

June 14, Tuesday when the Embassy of Canada in Manila announced in a press statement that the said additional funding will be given to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Action Against Hunger (ACF). The funding will also be used to improve food security, living conditions, livelihoods, health and emergency-preparedness in Maguindanao and Zamboanga.

To improve food security for more than 3,000 people who were displaced by conflict in Maguindanao and Zamboanga will be the approximately 17.5 million fund to be given to the ACF. As contained in the press release from the Embassy, “This will include the provision of unconditional cash grants to meet their basic needs, focusing on assisting pregnant and lactating women and households with children aged 6 to 23 months, and provision of quick impact livelihood support through cash transfers and the appropriate training.”

While an approximated P26.25 million fund will be provided to the ICRC for the “medical care and physical rehabilitation to detainees and weapon-wounded patients through six ICRC-trained/supported health facilities, and non-food items to up to 160,000 and food items to up to 50,000 conflict/violence-affected people.”

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