Damaged buildings lean to their sides in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015 after an earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.
Photo Credit: Wally Santana/AP

Canada pledges money, relief in response to earthquake in Nepal

The Canadian government has announced the extent of its relief efforts following the earthquake Saturday in Nepal.

On Monday (April 27) three ministers, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, told journalists the government will match dollar-for-dollar donations made between April 25 to May 25 to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund.

The government is also sending relief supplies and a disaster assistance response team, in addition to $5 million already pledged this past weekend.

“Canadians should be proud,” said Minister Paradis during the House of Commons Question Period, “They are generous, and they will be able to participate with the government to make sure that we help Nepalese to recover.”

More information:
CBC News – Nepal earthquake: Canada sending relief supplies, will match donations – here
Ottawa Citizen – Canada and humanitarian groups pledge to help Nepal recover from earthquake – here


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