Canada pledges aid to the Iraqi minorities as the great humanitarian disaster continues to worsen in Iraq.
The Canadian government pledged $5 million in aid for Iraqi civilians as the Islamic State continued its assault on religious minorities Sunday. The federal government pledged $5 million in aid for civilians in Iraq, where tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis have been expelled from their homes and towns by merciless Islamic State jihadists killing hundreds already. The aid money will be used to buy hygiene kits, blankets, cooking materials and food.
International Development Minister Christian Paradise said in a statement, “Canada will continue working closely with our allies to determine how we can best continue to support the needs of Iraqi civilians, particularly religious minorities.”