Canada to provide C$250 million to U.N. to address global food crisis, says Trudeau


FILE PHOTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a bilteral meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (not pictured) at the ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 10, 2022. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

(Reuters) - Canada will provide C$250 million ($193 million) to the United Nations to address a food crisis exacerbated by supply chain constraints and high inflation after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.

"We provided half a billion dollars at the beginning of the year (to the United Nations' World Food Program), and this is an additional C$250 million to address this serious crisis," Trudeau told reporters at the Commonwealth summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a major global grain grower and exporter, has affected the global economy by driving up gasoline, oil and food prices.

($1 = 1.2979 Canadian dollars)

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil and Steve SCherer in Ottawa; and Jonathan Oatis)

Article type: free
User access status:
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In World

Cuban general Lopez-Calleja dead of heart attack, state media says
China hits 10th diving gold at FINA worlds in Budapest
Sudan security forces skirmish with demonstrators after protest deaths
Jailed South African paralympic star Pistorius met victim's father
Colombia extradites accused drug cartel leader's sister to U.S
Kenya's exports grew 8.7 pct in Q1
Death toll in India's massive landslide rises to 16, over 50 missing
Ghana to start negotiations with IMF on economic bailout
Tanzania to set 75 medical oxygen generation plants
Kenya to connect to Ethiopia, Tanzania electricity grids in 2022

Others Also Read