CARE Canada welcomes the new funding to fight global hunger announced by the Prime Minister 

OTTAWA, 23 JUNE 2022 – Today, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $250 million in new funds to help address the global food security crisis, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and on helping the most vulnerable.  

CARE Canada welcomes this as an encouraging signal of the government’s commitment to increase Canada’s urgent humanitarian response without diverting much needed funds for investments that mitigate future crises and development priorities at the intersection of food security, climate, and health. 

This announcement is in alignment with the government’s longer-term commitment to gender-responsive humanitarian assistance. CARE’s gender analyses demonstrate the disproportionate impacts of this crisis on women and girls. Vulnerable and marginalized people have limited capacity to absorb additional shocks and are often on the brink of survival already. This includes women and girls who, despite the key role they play in producing and preparing food, often eat last and least during times of acute food insecurity and are at higher risk of gender-based violence and various forms of exploitation and abuse. CARE Canada is focusing on working with local actors and women’s rights organizations to maximize impact and empower women to become actors of change. 

“CARE Canada and fellow Canadian humanitarian organizations have been steadfast in advocating for Canadian leadership for those most devastated by the global hunger crisis and are pleased with this news,” says Barbara Grantham, President, and CEO of CARE Canada. “While the magnitude and severity of the global hunger crisis requires much more support, this new funding is a welcome step towards life-saving services. Over time and in collaboration with international and Canadian partners and actors, this step is leading in the right direction.”  

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About CARE Canada:

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization working around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. CARE puts women and girls at the centre of our work because we know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE develops solutions alongside women and girls to lift themselves, their families, and communities out of poverty and out of crisis. CARE works in over 100 countries around the world.

To learn more about CARE Canada, visit www.care.ca.