News Releases

Announcements and information about the work of our members and partners.

When Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on April 25 in northern Mozambique, it brought flooding and devastation to a country still reeling from the impact of Cyclone Idai just six weeks before. The Humanitarian Coalition, working through member agency Save the Children and supported by the government of Canada, is in Mozambique providing urgent humanitarian assistance to people affected by the crisis.

Tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall on May 3 in the Odisha region of India, sweeping through thousands of villages and across vast swaths of agricultural land, destroying homes, infrastructure and livelihoods. It is estimated that more than 15 million people from 16,000 villages were affected. The Humanitarian Coalition, working through member agency Islamic Relief and supported by the government of Canada, is in India providing urgent humanitarian assistance to survivors.

The Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies welcome the Government of Canada’s decision to match donations by Canadians in response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development, announced today that individual donations to the Humanitarian Coalition and its 10 members will be matched from March 15 to April 14, to a maximum of $2 million.

The Humanitarian Coalition has received funding from the Government of Canada to support the life-saving work of two member agencies in Malawi. CARE Canada and Plan International Canada are on the ground responding to the needs of people displaced by flooding.

Eight leading Canadian aid agencies are uniting their efforts and resources through the Humanitarian Coalition (HC) to raise funds for this crisis and respond to the needs of survivors as quickly and effectively as possible.

The Humanitarian Coalition, working through three member agencies and with the support of the Government of Canada, is responding to the needs of survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

On January 27, a powerful tornado ripped through Havana Cuba for the first time in the city’s history, damaging basic infrastructure and destroying homes in five of the city’s municipalities. The Humanitarian Coalition, working through Oxfam Canada and with support from the Canadian government, is responding to the needs of residents in the hardest hit neighbourhoods.

HC members responded to the Rohingya Crisis by providing assistance to refugees in Cox’s Bazar and in communities on both sides of the border.

Canada is providing clean water and sanitation support to residents in Somaliland after an entire year’s worth of rain fell in just one day.

More than 165,000 people in Ethiopia are dealing with extensive flash flooding