Canada announced on Wednesday it was sending an additional CAN$34,2-million (US$22,2-million) in humanitarian assistance to Southern Africa.
The money will be funneled through humanitarian groups working in the region.
Announcing the aid, International Cooperation Minister Susan Whelan said, “Many countries in the Southern African region — Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland — are facing their worst crisis since the 1992 drought.”
Subscribe to the M&G
These are unprecedented times, and the role of media to tell and record the story of South Africa as it develops is more important than ever.
The Mail & Guardian is a proud news publisher with roots stretching back 35 years, and we’ve survived right from day one thanks to the support of readers who value fiercely independent journalism that is beholden to no-one. To help us continue for another 35 future years with the same proud values, please consider taking out a subscription.