Announcements and information about the work of our members and partners.
The Humanitarian Coalition, an alliance of 12 leading Canadian charities, ran a fundraising appeal with the support of the Canadian government, that pledged to match donations by individual Canadians up to a total of $8 million dollars.
The Humanitarian Coalition salutes the commitment of the Canadian government to match the donations made to provide assistance to the Lebanese people, after the disaster that devastated the city of Beirut, Lebanon.
Now with 12 members, including the most recent additions of World Vision and Doctors of the World, the Humanitarian Coalition is able to maximize the impact of Canadian donations more than ever.
When an earthquake and aftershocks struck the Mirpur district in Azad Kashmir Pakistan on September 24 and 25, Islamic Relief began to respond immediately to the needs of the affected populations.
The Humanitarian Coalition is working through member agency Save the Children to respond to two very different crises: forest fires in Bolivia and flooding in Sudan.
Heavy rains beginning on August 24 and continuing for weeks brought widespread flooding to the West African country of Mali. The Humanitarian Coalition, through member agency Islamic Relief Canada and with support from the Canadian government, is responding to the most pressing needs of people in Nara, the hardest hit region of the country.
This year’s monsoon rains have been particularly plentiful across parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Since July 9, an estimated 5 million people have been affected by flooding in Bangladesh alone. The Humanitarian Coalition, through member agency Islamic Relief Canada and with support from the Canadian government, is responding to the most pressing needs of isolated populations in the Jamalpur district of northern Bangladesh, accessible only by boat.