The Canadian government will be providing additional funding towards humanitarian aid in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.
Speaking from Ottawa on Saturday, International Development Minister Christian Paradis announced that the Tories will match eligible Canadian donations up to $100 million under the Syrian Emergency Relief Fund.
The funds are in addition to the $503.5 million funds Canada has already allocated towards humanitarian efforts in Syria and neighboring countries involved since conflict broke. Around four million people have fled the war-torn country since 2011.
The migrant crisis has been put under the microscope recently after an image of a dead Syrian boy on a Turkish beach rotated through the media. Canadians were among the many who responded with outpouring efforts and donations to the United Nations.
The government has already provided relief items to over 3.25 million people in Syria, food to 4.16 million people, and clean water to 16.5 million.
On Saturday, the province also announced it would be providing $10.5 million to help bring 10,000 refugees into Ontario by the end if 2016.
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