CANADA TO AID ISLANDS RAVAGED BY IRMA

Canada is contributing to the relief effort for Caribbean countries that got hammered by Hurrican Irma.

According to Global Affairs, Canada will contribute 100-thousand dollars to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, and 60-thousand dollars to the region’s medical charities.

Canada will also help where needed with UNDAC, the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team.

In a statement, Canada’s International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says that Global Affairs “will continue to respond as needed and appropriate,”

Before it hit Florida, Hurricane Irma claimed 23 lives on Caribbean Islands in its path.