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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.
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.