Canada pledges $40M to ‘avert catastrophe’ in Yemen

Canada is pledging $ 40 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen as the war-ravaged country copes with a resurgence of cholera, dengue fever, malaria and diphtheria in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic, International Development Minister Karina Gould announced Tuesday. CBC | World News

How France found itself in the middle of a coronavirus catastrophe

In Paris on March 9, the day neighbouring Italy was locked down, French President Emmanuel Macron went strolling with his wife on the Champs-Élysées, telling restaurant patrons he wanted to “send a message of confidence to the French economy.” CBC | World News

Lady Gaga announces $35M raised to fight COVID-19 ‘catastrophe’

Lady Gaga appeared via video link at Monday’s World Health Organization media briefing to announce that $ 35 million US has been raised to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. She also unveiled an upcoming TV and online special to honour health workers and raise people’s spirits. CBC | World News