Canada can champion smart responses to global crises. Investing in agriculture is key.
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau speaks on Parliament Hill on June 13. This spring, the Canadian government announced a dollar-for-dollar matching fund to help spur Canadians to give to famine relief in four countries where 20 million are at risk of starvation. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
OTTAWA—Twenty million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen are facing famine. It is being called the largest humanitarian crisis since the inception of the United Nations.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.