Canada increases aid to Mali

Malian gendarmes stand by a Canadian Air Force C-17 carrying French army equipment at the airport...

Malian gendarmes stand by a Canadian Air Force C-17 carrying French army equipment at the airport in Bamako January 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 12:58 PM ET

OTTAWA - Canada is boosting aid to Mali by $13 million, International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino announced Tuesday.

The increased funds will go towards improving food security, emergency health care and humanitarian aid for refugees who have fled the jihadist militants and conflict in northern Mali.

Fantino was in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa for an international meeting hosted by the African Union on the situation in the west African nation.


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