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Ottawa, 06 February 2023 -- In response to the devastation caused in Türkiye and Syria by an earthquake early this morning, leading Canadian aid agencies -- working together as the Humanitarian Coalition -- are raising funds to rush assistance to people in need.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Türkiye, close to the border with northern Syria, in the early hours of Monday February 6, 2023.
Over 2,300 people are dead and several hundred are injured, with the death toll expected to rise.
Ottawa, 13 September 2022 – In response to the flooding emergency unfolding in Pakistan, leading Canadian aid agencies – working together as the Humanitarian Coalition – are raising funds to rush assistance to people in need.
The Government of Canada has announced that it will match donations to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member charities up to $3 million.
Ottawa, 24 June 2022 – In response to the hunger emergency unfolding around the world, including many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 12 leading Canadian aid agencies are joining forces as the Humanitarian Coalition to raise funds and rush assistance to people on the edge of famine.
The Canadian Government has announced that it will match donations to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member charities up to $5 million.
According to the World Food Programme,
Ottawa, 28 February 2022 – In response to the humanitarian needs stemming from the escalating conflict in Ukraine, leading Canadian aid agencies – through the Humanitarian Coalition – are launching an appeal to raise funds and rush emergency assistance to people in need.
With numbers expected to rise, the UN Office for Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) has confirmed 376 civilian casualties, including 94 deaths.
OTTAWA, December 24, 2021 – As the death toll from Typhoon Rai in the Philippines surges past 375, Canadian charities are working in the affected areas, providing desperately-needed aid to survivors.
From December 16-18, the super typhoon made 10 landfalls across 7 provinces, bringing high winds, torrential rains and landslides.
An estimated 2.4 million people have been impacted by the storm, with more than 680,000 forced to leave their homes. Lack of water and crowded evacuation centres increase the risk of the spread of disease, including COVID-19.
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.