Canada donates millions to support refugees in Jordan during Ramadan

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Published: 2021-05-05 18:51

Last Updated: 2024-02-29 23:58


Canada donates millions to support refugees in Jordan during Ramadan
Canada donates millions to support refugees in Jordan during Ramadan

Wednesday, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) received a cash contribution of $ 4 million from the Canadian government to support refugees in Jordan, in the form of food assistance during the holy month of Ramadan.

This grant came as part of the Canadian government’s funding for the program in the Middle East region. 

The financing agreement was signed at the headquarters of the program in Amman Wednesday. Those attending included the Canadian ambassador to Amman, Donica Pottie, the representative of WFP and the country director in Jordan, Alberto Mendes.

"The Canadian government is committed to supporting the efforts of the World Food Program to provide food aid and other humanitarian needs in Jordan, and refugee families, whether in camps or in host communities (...) we are happy to provide assistance," said Pottie.

In turn, Mendes said, "The program expresses its thanks to the state of Canada for its supportive role for the most vulnerable refugees in Jordan during the holy month of Ramadan, a time when food is especially important."