When disaster strikes, the Humanitarian Coalition can provide help quickly to those who need it most. Whether it be a major international emergency or a small to medium-scale crisis, our member agencies are ready to provide assistance and save lives.
A major humanitarian emergency usually involves death, displacement and destruction on a large scale. When the situation is of particular interest to Canadians, Canadian media cover the story over several days, and the Canadian government decides to dedicate funds to disaster relief, the Humanitarian Coalition brings many of Canada’s leading aid agencies together to inform and solicit Canadians.
Since 2010, the Humanitarian Coalition has responded to 12 major emergencies
$75 million raised
27 million people reached
Small to medium-scale disasters
When a humanitarian crisis is more localized, affects fewer people or generates less interest in the Canadian population, the Humanitarian Coalition remains ready to respond through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and member organizations.
Since 2014, the Humanitarian Coalition, has responded to 50 small and medium-scale disasters