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Friday Jun 24 2022
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Reuters

Canada to provide $193 million to UN to address global food crisis: Trudeau

By
Reuters
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a bilteral meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (not pictured) at the ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 10, 2022.—Reuters
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a bilteral meeting with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (not pictured) at the ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 10, 2022.—Reuters 

Canada will provide C$250 million ($193 million) to the United Nations to address a food crisis exacerbated by supply chain constraints and high inflation after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.

"We provided half a billion dollars at the beginning of the year (to the United Nations' World Food Program), and this is an additional C$250 million to address this serious crisis," Trudeau told reporters at the Commonwealth summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a major global grain grower and exporter, has affected the global economy by driving up gasoline, oil, and food prices.