CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

August 16, 2011 18:16 ET

Media Advisory: Lois Brown Details Government of Canada's Response to Drought in East Africa

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 16, 2011) - On behalf of the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Oda, will announce the details of Canada's recent $50 million commitment to drought-affected East Africa. Representatives from the Humanitarian Coalition and members of the Somali-Canadian community will join Parliamentary Secretary Brown to promote the East Africa Drought Relief Fund announced by Minister Oda on July 22, in addition to the $50 million dollar commitment.

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.

DATE: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
TIME: 11 a.m. (ET)
PLACE: Charles Lynch Press Theatre
Room 130-S (Centre Block)
Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Ontario

There will be a media availability, including photo and video opportunities following the announcement.

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