Canada has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance for the Central American countries that suffered extensive damage from flooding. Beverley J. Oda, minister of International Cooperation, announced that in Ottawa late last week.
“The devastating floods in Central America continue to threaten the health and safety of those affected,” said Minister Oda. “The people of Central America face a serious humanitarian crisis and Canada is contributing to help those in need.”
Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency, will provide up to $2 million to international and Canadian organizations responding to this crisis, the government said. The government noted that Honduras and Guatemala also had been affected.