Through the East Africa Drought Relief Fund, the Government of Canada will complement the generosity of Canadians donating to organizations, such as MCC.
For every dollar individual Canadians contribute to registered Canadian charities responding to the East Africa drought, from July 6 until September 16, 2011, the Government of Canada will set aside one dollar for the Fund.
CIDA will allocate these funds to established Canadian and international humanitarian organizations to ensure an effective and timely response.
MCC is part of the Canadian Churches in Action which has applied for funds from CIDA.
Livelihoods, homes and the health of unborn children and their mothers are threatened by flooding in Pakistan. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is using donations of nearly $700,000 to address these needs.