Canada's Council for International Co-operation urges government to invest more in international COVID-19 response

Canada's Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) has called on the Canadian government to do its "fair share to ensure an effective COVID-19 response globally". Specifically, CCIC asked the Canadian government to commit 1% of the total amount spent on its domestic COVID-19 response to support lower-income countries in dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

CCIC argues that this investment will make Canada's future funding for international development more impactful by mitigating the exacerbating effects of COVID-19 on existing inequalities in vulnerable contexts.   

Press release - CCIC