Manitoba to provide $200,000 in assistance to Nepal

Manitoba will provide $200,000 for immediate humanitarian assistance in Nepal following a devastating and deadly earthquake on April 25, Premier Greg Selinger announced Monday.

The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks have caused widespread damage leaving thousands of people in urgent need of food, shelter and medical supplies.

“Manitobans join the rest of the global community in expressing our sorrow and condolences for the people of Nepal,” said the premier. “There is an enormous amount of work that needs to be done to help bring relief to Nepal and we acknowledge our role in assisting wherever we can.”

This funding announcement comes after emergency consultations with the Manitoba Council for International Co-operation, which is closely monitoring the situation in Nepal through its member organizations.

— Province of Manitoba

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