Emergency Responses

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.

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Major Emergencies

A major humanitarian emergency usually involves death, displacement and destruction on a large scale. When the situation is of particular interest to Canadians and Canadian media, the Humanitarian Coalition brings twelve of Canada’s leading aid agencies together to inform and solicit Canadians.

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Smaller Disasters

When a humanitarian crisis is more localized, affects fewer people or generates less public interest, the Humanitarian Coalition remains ready to respond through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and member organizations.

See all small to medium-scale disasters

Current Crises

Our members are active 24/7 in many different countries, responding to the humanitarian needs as disasters unfold. You can read more about these crises, or make a donation directly to one of our agencies to help them deliver life-saving aid.

See all current crises