Canada stands resolutely with the government and people of Ukraine. At the 2022 G7 Summit at Schloss Elmau, Germany, Canada is announcing the following investments in support of Ukraine:
Loan to the International Monetary Fund Administered Account - $200 million
Canada will provide $200 million through the IMF Administered Account, providing more flexibility to Ukraine on the use of these funds, and reducing the administrative burden on Ukrainian officials. Canada has already offered a $1 billion loan to Ukraine through the AA announced in Budget 2022 has already been disbursed. Canada has also fully disbursed a $500 million bilateral sovereign loan to Ukraine.
Humanitarian Assistance - $75 million
This funding would be used to support humanitarian operations inside Ukraine, and in neighboring countries including the provision of in-kind food assistance, emergency cash and vouchers, protection, shelter and health services. Canada will provide a total of $75 million through partners including the United Nations, Red Cross and NGOs with specific allocations to be determined based on 2023 humanitarian appeals from the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross as well as up to date needs assessments. These additional resources would allow Canada to maintain its response to the crisis in Ukraine into 2023 when new appeals would be issued.
Allocation of $73 million in humanitarian assistance
The Prime Minister also announced the allocation of $73 million of the $100 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine and neighbouring countries announced at the Stand up for Ukraine on April 9. These funds are being allocated to experienced humanitarian partners who are best positioned to reach those most in need, quickly and efficiently, to provide emergency health and protection services and address essential needs such as shelter, water, sanitation, and food.
The $73 million is being allocated as follows:
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA): $5 million
- CANADEM: $1 million
- HelpAge Canada: $2 million
- People in Need (PIN): $3 million
- Save the Children Canada: $3 million
- SOS Children’s Villages: $2 million
- UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): $7 million
- UN-Managed Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund (UHF): $25 million
- World Food Programme (WFP): $23 million
- World Vision: $2 million
Agricultural Solutions including Mobile Grain Storage Equipment - $52 million
This support will help to respond to Ukraine’s urgent need to increase grain storage capacity and enable the timely diagnostic testing and monitoring of animal diseases to allow for export certification. Of the $52 million, $50M will be allocated for grain storage and $2M for lab equipment. Opportunities will be open to both Canadian and international partners. This procurement will be accompanied by technical assistance to address integration into Ukrainian agri-food systems and with support to maintain and effectively use the storage capabilities provided. This contribution will complement the work that international organizations are already carrying out in Ukraine and would also complement the many local solutions that are being explored to address the gap in storage and ensure that the agricultural production processes continue despite the war.
De-mining Related Equipment - $15 million
This funding under the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) will be provided to experienced mine action organizations to conduct risk education, hazard mapping, and clearance of explosive remnants of war and to strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian mine action institutions. Funding will also be used to enhance and support coordination role of Ukrainian mine action authorities and to support the training and equipping of new demining staff of the Ukrainian State Emergency Services (SES).
Human Rights Violations - $ 9.7 million
Canada is providing $9.7 million to improve accountability for human rights violations in Ukraine, with a particular emphasis on cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). This funding will support experienced partners to scale up reporting on violations of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Ukraine, helping expose these violations and bring perpetrators to justice. Funding will also support international mechanisms, Ukrainian police and judicial institutions to respond professionally to cases of SGBV, ensuring investigations are conducted in compliance with international law and advancing justice in ways that are sensitive and respond to the needs and interests of survivors.