You can find out more about the starvation in East Africa by visiting the website of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION which “is a network of Canadian NGOs determined to unite in cases of humanitarian crises. The Humanitarian Coalition is formed by five of Canada’s leading aid organizations: CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada.” http://humanitariancoalition.ca/index.php/site/about/
The Charities Directorate of CRA has posted information on the East Africa Drought Relief Fund, information for donors and charities about the Government of Canada’s donation matching program and other ways to help with drought relief efforts in East Africa. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/drghtrlffnd-eng.html
CIDA has information at:
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Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.