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Famine Relief Fund – ends on June 30, 2017

More than 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are at risk of starvation as a result of severe drought conditions or intensifying conflict.

In order to address this unprecedented humanitarian situation, Canada launched the Famine Relief Fund on May 29, 2017. For every eligible donation made by individuals to registered Canadian charities between March 17 and June 30, 2017, the Government of Canada will contribute an equivalent amount to the Famine Relief Fund.

How the fund works

The framework for the Famine Relief Fund outlines the purpose of the fund and defines the donation criteria for it.

How to make a donation

How to go about donating funds to a recognized Canadian charity in support of the Famine Relief Fund

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the Famine Relief Fund.

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