TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is
contributing $23,000 to Oxfam Canada to support their work providing
emergency water, sanitation and hygiene in South Sudanese refugee camps
located in Ethiopia.
"Civil war in South Sudan has displaced 1.5 million in South Sudan, with
hundreds of thousands fleeing to Ethiopia", said Ken Neumann, President
of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund.
"The refugee crisis in Ethiopia has not received as much media attention
in Canada as other international emergencies, but the needs are real
and we are pleased to be able to provide urgently required assistance
from the Steelworkers Humanity Fund."
Founded in 1985, the Steelworkers Humanity Fund is a registered
charitable organization which focuses primarily on development projects
and emergency aid in developing countries, but also supports Canadian
communities in crisis. United Steelworkers (USW) members contribute to
the fund through clauses negotiated into collective agreements. In some
cases employers make matching contributions.
SOURCE: Steelworkers Humanity Fund
For further information:
Ken Neumann, President, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, 416-544-5951
Bob Gallagher, USW Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, firstname.lastname@example.org