Our members are active 24/7 in many different countries, responding to the humanitarian needs as disasters unfold.
When a large-scale crisis occurs we work together as the Humanitarian Coalition to mobilize the support of Canadians. For some smaller-scale disasters, the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) enables one of our agencies to respond on behalf of the Humanitarian Coalition.
However, there are many other humanitarian crises around the world. You can read more about these crises below, or make a donation directly to one of our agencies to help them deliver life-saving aid.
The Coronavirus has spread rapidly around the world, and its impact on vulnerable populations has been devastating. Our member agencies are providing water and hygiene, prevention education, and improved health systems along with their other activities in areas threatened by the pandemic.
Photo: Save the Children
Almost a million ethnic Rohingya people fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017. Refugees living in the temporary settlements of Cox’s Bazar continue to need food, water, shelter and health care.
Photo: Canadian Foodgrains Bank
The horrific conflict in Yemen is creating a devastating humanitarian crisis. Hospitals and schools are damaged, water is in short supply, and five million children are especially at risk of severe hunger.