For many in the Philippines, Christmas celebrations were put on hold as they dealt with the aftermath of Typhoon Kai-tak, which hit the easternmost provinces of the country on December 16, 2017.
The Category 2 storm brought heavy rains and winds gusting up to 110 km/h. At least 47 people were killed and almost 2 million were affected. In Biliran, the worst hit province, the storm affected more than 65 per cent of the population, killing 42 people.
The seven members of the Humanitarian Coalition are grateful for the Government of Canada's continued leadership in raising critical awareness of the ongoing Rohingya crisis and pursuing a political solution while ensuring humanitarian aid is available to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people affected.
The Minister of International Development and La Francophonie recently visited Bangladesh for a first-hand look at the situation on the ground, and was accompanied by a representative of the Humanitarian Coalition.
The Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies welcome the Government of Canada’s decision to launch the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund for the response to the Rohingya Crisis. Canadians have until November 28 to see their donations matched by the government into a response pool for the Rohingya Crisis.
While most of the world’s attention was on hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as they tore through the Caribbean and the United States, residents in Vietnam were dealing with their own disaster: Typhoon Doksuri.
Over a week after Hurricane Irma’s ferocious winds and storm surge ravaged Cuba, people in the hardest-hit areas of the Caribbean island are still struggling to meet their basic needs.
Thanks to $320,000 from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF), Oxfam Canada will help approximately 4,500 people in the province of Camagüey with immediate necessities. The storm damaged or destroyed more than 90 percent of the homes in the municipality of Esmerelda on the northern part of the island.