CIDA Sahel Crisis Matching Fund
The Canadian government has pledged to match donations to established, Canadian international humanitarian organizations working to benefit the people most affected by the crisis.
An estimated 18.7 million people in the Sahel region in West Africa are affected by a food and nutrition crisis due to drought, sporadic rains, poor harvests, soaring food prices and widespread displacement. As a result, more than 1 million children under the age of five are at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition. Canada, through CIDA, is helping to meet vital humanitarian needs in the Sahel, and as part of its efforts, has created the Sahel Crisis Matching Fund.
For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities, Canada will set aside one dollar for the Sahel Crisis Matching Fund. CIDA will allocate these funds to established Canadian and international humanitarian organizations for humanitarian assistance efforts that benefit the people most affected by the crisis.
Here are some BCCIC members that are working in the region:
- Aga Khan Foundation Canada
- Crossroads International
- CUSO International
- Engineers Without Borders
- Global Aid Network (GAiN)
- Lattitude Canada
- One Sky: Canadian Institute for Sustainable Living
- Oxfam Canada
- Partners for Prosperity
- Universal Outreach
- World Neighbours Canada
Click here for further information on the Sahel Crisis Matching Fund and how you can help.