Minister Hussen announces over $142 million in funding to support health systems and women’s health and rights and provide humanitarian assistance in Democratic Republic of Congo and in Benin

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development, today met with members of the Congolese-Canadian community in Ottawa, where he announced funding for projects in Benin and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This funding will advance gender equality, improve access to health supports for women and girls, address sexual and gender-based violence and bring forth more inclusive governance. The announcement comes following his recent trip to both countries, where he saw first-hand how Canada’s international development efforts are supporting local communities.

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