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05 Jun 2018 description

Canada is providing clean water and sanitation support to residents in Somaliland after an entire year’s worth of rain fell in just one day.

Tropical storm Sagar drenched the country with 300 mm of rain per hour and pounded the coastline with winds reaching up to 120km/h. At least 25 people died and close to 700,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

17 Aug 2017 description

With 20 million women, children and men struggling to find food and safe drinking water in parts of Africa and Yemen, Canadians donated more than $8 million to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies during the Stop Famine Together joint campaign.

Thanks to the Government of Canada’s Famine Relief Fund, which matched eligible donations, even more relief aid is available to those in need.

15 Dec 2015 description
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Assistance to Somalia cyclone survivors

The Humanitarian Coalition announced that CARE Canada will use $300,000 from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) to help cyclone survivors in Somalia.

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15 May 2014 description

Many times, when a disaster strikes, people find themselves with an immediate problem of food and how to feed their families. In many cases there is food available in the local market so the problem is more about a families ability to buy or pay for food than that there isn’t any at all. In this case, the best solution to help families meet their food needs is to give them money to buy it.

31 Oct 2012 description

In 2011, East Africa suffered from one of the worst droughts in 60 years which left more than 13 million people in need of food, water and emergency healthcare.

Canadian donors contributed $14 million to the Humanitarian Coalition’s joint appeal for East Africa's drought of 2011. These funds helped to set up activities such as the delivery of emergency food, basic healthcare, and water sanitation kits. Nutrition centres and child education programs also played a significant role in the response.

30 Oct 2012 description

The projects funded by the Humanitarian Coalition (HC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) have, without a doubt, contributed to improving the quality of life of beneficiary households, and will impact, to some degree, upon their recovery, through asset building, and livelihoods enhancement. The experienced agencies involved have ensured that very high standards of project design and implementation have been achieved and best practice programming has been largely in evidence throughout.

18 Aug 2011 description

Ottawa, ON (August 17, 2011) - The HUMANITARIAN COALITION wishes to express its gratitude to the Government of Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for its contribution of $8.5 million for relief efforts in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, announced today.

The money, which is part of the Government’s pledge to aid relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, will go to three of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION’s five members: CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada and Plan Canada.

06 Jul 2011 description

Canada’s leading relief agencies raise the alarm that millions face starvation as drought ravages East African nations