Launch of Joint Appeal for Survivors of Nepal Earthquake

The Humanitarian Coalition is launching a national joint appeal to help the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The reports of deaths, injuries, and extensive damage caused to people’s homes and livelihoods are making it clear that this is a disaster of immense and growing scale. So far, more than 2,200 are confirmed dead.

Our member agencies have been working in Nepal and the region for decades alongside local partner organizations. They are on the ground assessing the needs of the thousands of people affected by the earthquake and preparing to provide emergency assistance in the form of shelter, clean water, food, medical aid, and other essentials.

Together, we are responding and will continue to help the people of Nepal in this hour of need.

The generous support of Canadians is essential for relief efforts to have an impact and reach stranded families, children who have been separated from their parents, and the elderly, all of whom are scattered across several remote communities. As the Monsoon season approaches, the precarious situation of survivors is likely to get worse.

The Humanitarian Coalition is asking all Canadians who can help to make a donation to support the relief and recovery efforts of our member agencies.




For more information or to request an interview:
Marg Buchanan
Manager, Communications and Marketing
Humanitarian Coalition
marg.buchanan at

The Humanitarian Coalition (HC) brings together leading aid organizations to provide Canadians with a simple and effective way to donate during large-scale humanitarian emergencies. The HC also partners with Global Affairs Canada to enable its member agencies to respond to lesser-known small and medium-scale disasters.