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Canada to Provide $ 5 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon – The Canadian News

The Canadian government is providing $ 5 million in humanitarian assistance to help Lebanese citizens suffering from a devastating explosion on Tuesday that killed hundreds and left thousands more injured. Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says $ 1.5 million will go to the Lebanese Red Cross to provide food, shelter and emergency medical services. "Canada is with the people of Lebanon at this terrible time," Champagne tweeted. " “We will continue to closely monitor the situation on the ground. We are ready to provide additional assistance, as appropriate. " As international aid flights began arriving in Beirut, investigators investigating the deadly blast focused Wednesday on possible negligence in storing tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in an oce...