MCC continues to expand its response to the drought and food crisis in East Africa by providing food vouchers and food-for-work programs as well as sending material resources to address practical needs of people living in refugee camps.
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.