CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

June 19, 2010 09:23 ET

Canada Pledges Support to Meet Humanitarian Needs in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2010) - The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced today that the Government of Canada will provide funding for humanitarian assistance to support the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in meeting the needs of conflict-affected people in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

"Canada's support to the displaced people in their time of crisis once again demonstrates that Canadians will help those in need," said Minister Oda. "This contribution will provide humanitarian support to those fleeing conflict in southern Kyrgyzstan, leaving their homes in fear."

The Canadian International Development Agency is providing $500,000 in response to a preliminary emergency appeal launched by the ICRC. The appeal seeks to address humanitarian needs brought about by renewed violence in southern Kyrgyzstan.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of International Cooperation
    Jessica Fletcher
    Press Secretary
    819-953-6238
    or
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office
    819-953-6534
    media@acdi-cida.gc.ca