Manitoba Announces $200K for Nepal Earthquake Relief

By Tyler Sutherland

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is providing $200,000 for immediate humanitarian assistance in Nepal following the weekend’s devastating deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

“Manitobans join the rest of the global community in expressing our sorrow and condolences for the people of Nepal,” Premier Greg Selinger said in a statement.

“There is an enormous amount of work that needs to be done to help bring relief to Nepal and we acknowledge our role in assisting wherever we can.”

The province says the funding comes after emergency consultations with the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation.

Saskatchewan announced $250,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.