Cyclone Idai Matching Fund

From: Global Affairs Canada

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada has launched the Cyclone Idai Matching Fund. It will amplify the support of Canadians and reinforce the response of Canada’s Humanitarian Coalition and its members as they address the humanitarian needs stemming from the devastating impact of Tropical Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

For every eligible dollar donated by individuals to the Humanitarian Coalition and its members to respond to the Cyclone Idai crisis between March 15, 2019 and April 14, 2019, the Government of Canada will provide the equivalent to the Humanitarian Coalition, up to a maximum of $2 million.

Global Affairs Canada will transfer the matching funds to the Humanitarian Coalition, which will in turn allocate the funds among its members based on criteria such as their capacity and presence in the affected region.

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