Smaller Disasters

Noru, Fiji

Natural disasters are frequent, little-known, and devastating. And they are occurring more often due to climate change. They may not be newsworthy but these "small" disasters are big enough to overwhelm a country's response capacity.

When that happens, the Humanitarian Coalition is there. Around the clock. Around the world.

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Our response to smaller disasters is co-funded by Global Affairs Canada through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund.

Our Response

When disaster strikes, here's how the Humanitarian Coalition responds:


More Disasters, Affecting More People

The number of weather-related disasters to hit the world has increased five-fold over the past 50 years.* Real lives are affected. Read here about our most recent disaster responses:

Millions of people are impacted by disasters every year

Here are some of their stories:

January 30, 2023
Akech's mother had already lost hope when she carried her baby girl to the hospital in South Sudan .
January 30, 2023
Since tragedy struck in the spring of 2022, Velma Villaruel has had to remain strong for her remaining family members.
January 26, 2023
Olena and her children, Julia, 4 and Anna, 7, crossed the border from Ukraine to Romania, seeking safety and support.
January 26, 2023
Muhammad lost his house and his land when the torrential rainfall inundated his village.

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Support families and communities who are devastated by disasters, around the clock and around the world. There are three ways to get involved:

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Your monthly contribution will ensure the Humanitarian Coalition is ready to respond rapidly when disaster strikes. You will be provided with regular updates on the ways your funds are making a difference.

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Your donation today will ensure the Humanitarian Coalition can respond to the next disaster. You will help provide life-saving aid, including clean water and shelter, when it's needed most.

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