Canadian pledges $358 million to Iraq

Prior to co-hosting of a major meeting in Washington to discuss Iraq’s current and long-term needs, the Canadian government pledged its humanitarian support to Iraq.

The Canadian Minister of International Development Marie-Claude Bibeau, said in a statement, “Canada has pledged to provide $158 million over three years to support humanitarian and stabilization efforts for the people of Iraq, and up to $200 million as additional financing to the Government of Iraq.”

Canada is co-hosting the Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq with Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States in Washington, DC, the objective to raise much-needed humanitarian and stabilization assistance.

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