A number of NGOs have tried to spotlight the famine in Eastern and Sub-Saharan Africa and CIDA has just committed further funds to the problem.  Here is an article by Kevin McCort of CARE Canada http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/789516 “We must make famine in Africa personal”.  The Humanitarian Coalition has described it as a “perfect storm” at http://www.thehumanitariancoalition.ca/ 

CIDA released a press release entitled “Canada Responds to World Food Programme’s Appeal for Drought-Striken Countries in Sub-saharan Africa” at http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/acdi-cida/ACDI-CIDA.nsf/En/FRA-921113515-LAL?OpenDocument   The Canadian government is committing $30 million to the World Food Programme to help those affected by the drought in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Ontario.  To find out more about legal services that Blumbergs provides to Canadian charities and non-profits please visit https://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca or http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca He can be contacted at mark@blumbergs.ca or at 416-361-1982.

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