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Manitoba Announces Humanitarian Assistance for Earthquake Victims in Nepal

Posted April 27th 2015

Manitoba will provide $200,000 for immediate humanitarian assistance in Nepal following a devastating and deadly earthquake on April 25, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks have caused widespread damage leaving thousands of people in urgent need of food, shelter and medical supplies.

“Manitobans join the rest of the global community in expressing our sorrow and condolences for the people of Nepal,” said the premier. “There is an enormous amount of work that needs to be done to help bring relief to Nepal and we acknowledge our role in assisting wherever we can.”

This funding announcement comes after emergency consultations with the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, which is closely monitoring the situation in Nepal through its member organizations.

We are aware of the following members responding to the disaster in Nepal:

ADRA Canada

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada

Development and Peace (The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace)

iDE Canada

Mennonite Central Committee

Plan Canada

Presbyterian World Service & Development

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund

Save the Children Canada

UNICEF

USC Canada

World Renew

World Vision Canada

World University Service of Canada