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01 Mar 2018 description

March 1, 2018

This week's federal budget, with an additional $2 billion over five years for international aid, is welcome news for the humanitarian sector.

This funding includes a dedicated pool of $738 million for humanitarian assistance for 2018-19, which will increase Canada’s ability to respond quickly and more effectively to sudden crises.

31 Jan 2017 description

Ottawa, January 31, 2017 – Inclusivity, diversity and acceptance have taken on a greater meaning in light of recent events around the world. Those values are important to the Humanitarian Coalition, and today we are taking another step to reflect Canada’s multiculturalism and diversity in how Canada comes to the aid of survivors of international crises.

15 May 2016 description

Cynthia D’Cruz

After many months of discussions and planning, yesterday’s decision by MSF not to attend the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) was highly unprecedented and unexpected. Although this decision may bring considerable disappointment, due to MSF’s reputation and influence in the humanitarian sector, it does however draw greater focus on specific issues which may have, without this action, gone unnoticed or slipped through the cracks.

14 Apr 2016 description

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR) is pleased to announce a new initiative with the Humanitarian Coalition to increase private sector involvement, collaboration and information sharing during international disasters.

10 Nov 2015 description

Private sector and humanitarian organizations share similar motivation in helping others; increased collaboration encouraged

OTTAWA, November 10, 2015 — A study released today by The Conference Board of Canada confirms the greater collaboration between humanitarian and private sector organizations would contribute to more effective and efficient responses to international disasters.

30 Oct 2015 description

October 29, 2015

Canadian humanitarian agencies will be better able to respond to global emergencies that may not get the attention they deserve.

The Humanitarian Coalition and its members are proud to announce that, after a successful one-year pilot phase in 2014, the Canadian government has extended its funding to the Humanitarian Coalition’s Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) for an additional three years with a total budget of $9.5 million.

20 Oct 2015 description

October 19, 2015, Rachel Pott in Innovations in Humanitarian Aid

We are in the midst of the largest international refugee crisis on record.

17 Aug 2015 description

by Sarah Anstett

"Human ingenuity knows few boundaries. We’re learning how to print human organs. Self-driving cars are hitting the roads. And recently we landed a spacecraft on the surface of a comet. And yet, for all of these accomplishments, we still live in a world where 1 in 5 people lack access to electric light.”

26 Feb 2015 description

This editorial, written by the Humanitarian Coalition Executive Director, Nicolas Moyer, first appeared in Embassy News on February 24, 2015.

When the earth starts shaking under your feet, or when rising flood waters breach window sills, it is not long before you need urgent assistance to deal with the sudden exposure to imminent danger. But who is best positioned to provide that emergency help?

26 Jan 2015 description

Jennie Phillips in Innovations in Humanitarian Aid

So… What is a digital humanitarian?

24 Nov 2014 description

Disaster preparedness can go a long way towards diminishing the effects an emergency will have on a region.

14 Oct 2014 description

October 14, 2014

The Humanitarian Coalition is proud to announce the creation of the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF). This new funding stream will increase the ability of our member agencies to respond to underfunded small-scale disasters and emergencies throughout the world.

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.

28 Oct 2013 description

Modern emergency interventions are highly effective at saving the lives and alleviating the suffering of people affected by humanitarian disasters. Humanitarian projects in the food security sector are designed within a framework of established humanitarian principles and practitioners from both humanitarian and development backgrounds agree that they are particularly proficient in responding to rapid-onset crises.