Charitable organization CanadaHelps is giving residents the chance to help out with worldwide crisis relief.
VP of Community Engagement Paul Nazareth says they’re currently assisting with the Myanmar Refugee Crisis Relief Fund.
“We’re talking about 600,000 people right now moving into Bangladesh as refugees, joining a population of already of 300,000. This is almost a million people who have moved this summer to flee what is being called a genocide. This is really a challenging situation that the UN has highlighted.”
He adds that for a number of years, they’ve been operating a crisis relief centre.
“Whenever there’s a crisis that’s recognized by Canadians as something they want to give to, we activate it [the crisis relief centre] and give them a way to donate not just to the usual charities but to the number of organizations responding to a crisis.”
The Federal government has promised to match private donations to the Myanmar Refugee Fund.
You can get involved by visiting www.canadahelps.org.