Ottawa offers aid for displaced Sri Lankans

[Toronto Star]

The federal government is offering up to $3 million for emergency aid relief to help civilians in Sri Lanka displaced by the conflict in the northern regions of the country. “We’re very concerned about the impact on Sri Lankan civilians,” Bev Oda, the minister of international cooperation said after a morning caucus meeting. “These are people who have been destabilized. The last hospital operating has been bombed and we have people trying to provide them with medical care, food, clean water and shelter,” she said. Canada will work with non-government agencies such as the Red Cross, World Vision and Care that are able to get supplies into the affected areas, Oda said.

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