OTTAWA, Canada – Harjit S. Sajjan, minister of international development and minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, today announced that the government of Canada will provide up to a total of $8M in humanitarian assistance for those affected by the cyclone in Malawi and Mozambique.
The impact of Tropical Cyclone Freddy on Mozambique and Malawi has been devastating, with high winds, flooding, and landslides causing the death of more than 600 people. These are exacerbating the already deadly cholera outbreaks, and leaving nearly two million in need of humanitarian assistance,” Global Affairs Canada, added.
“Canada’s support will help scale up the humanitarian response to provide critical emergency assistance, including food, safe water and sanitation, health services, and shelter to those in need.”
Minister Sajjan, noted, “millions of people are impacted by Cyclone Freddy’s landfall. They need food, clean water, and essential services. Climate change and natural disasters like this have devastating impacts on lives and livelihoods.”