Canadian monuments light up to Stop Famine Together | Humanitarian Coalition

Canadian monuments light up to Stop Famine Together

June 16, 2017

20 million people in parts of Africa and Yemen are on the brink of starvation. That represents more than everyone in Canada’s 13 capital cities, and Ottawa, combined.

Cities across the country will show their support for the Humanitarian Coalition’s Stop Famine Together campaign by lighting up their monuments in red.

The Humanitarian Coalition, made up of 7 of Canada’s leading international aid agencies, is asking Canadians to help bring life-saving aid to women, children and men affected by this crisis.

By donating before June 30, 2017, Canadians can take advantage of the Government of Canada’s matching fund. For every dollar donated to registered Canadian charities, the Government of Canada will make an equal contribution to its Famine Relief Fund.


Toronto City Hall Towers lit up in red on Sunday, June 25 in support of the Stop Famine Together Campaign.


Monuments lighting up in red:

• Fredericton City Hall (June 16-30)

• Toronto City Hall Towers (June 25)

• Vancouver’s Olympic Cauldron and district markers (Monday, June 26)

• Vancouver’s Science World Dome (Monday, June 26)

• Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium (Monday, June 26)

• Whistler's Fitzsimmons Bridge (Monday, June 26)

• Halifax City Hall (Monday, June 26)

• Charlottetown City Hall (Monday, June 26)


For more information:
Marg Buchanan
Communications Advisor
Humanitarian Coalition
marg.buchanan at

The Humanitarian Coalition is Canada’s only joint appeal response for international disasters and emergencies. It is made up of 7 leading humanitarian agencies: Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Islamic Relief Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan International Canada and Save the Children Canada. Collectively, they are present in more than 150 countries. Together, saving more lives.