Canada will not offer direct aid to Lebanese government, funds will go to ‘trusted’ partners | CBC News

International Development Minister Karina Gould says Canadian aid to respond to the devastating explosion in Beirut will be funnelled to “trusted” humanitarian organizations and not be directed to the Lebanese government. The federal government announced Wednesday that it was contributing up to $5 million in humanitarian aid to Lebanon, including $1.5 million that will be directed to the Lebanese Red Cross to provide emergency medical services, shelter and food for those affected by Tuesday’s massive explosion.

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