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Trudeau promises $16.5 M in aid for Haiti, justice as Francophonie summit closes – National | Globalnews.ca – Global News

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is announcing $16.5 million to help stabilize Haiti.
At a summit of French-speaking countries in Tunisia, Trudeau announced $8 million for humanitarian aid, delivered by the United Nations.
There is also funding to weed out corruption and prosecute gender-based violence.
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Haiti’s government has called for an international military intervention to combat gangs who have strangled access to fuel and critical supplies in the middle of a worsening cholera outbreak.
The United States has said Canada would be an ideal leader for such a military intervention, but Ottawa has suggested other ways to help Haiti.
Trudeau’s announcement came as the Francophonie summit in Tunisia draws to a close, and he’ll return to Ottawa on Monday morning.
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