Canada Gives $20 Million to Haiyan Relief

The Global Gap

zot-1293-2013_photo-01On Friday, November 8th Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. CBC reports that nearly 13 million people have been affected by the disaster. Instantly, countries around the world began organizing disaster relief programs and charities.

The day after Typhoon Haiyan, $5 million was given for emergency relief including shelter, food and water supplies by Canada.

The Canadian Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) was sent to the city of Iloilo in the Philippines on November 13th on a Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft.

The minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced on November 14th that applications submitted by people who were directly effected by the typhoon will be priority for Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

On November 18th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper provided an additional $15 million in an effort to aid anyone effected by the disaster.

To donate follow any of the links bellow or contact your preferred charity.

Canadian Red Cross — redcross.ca

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