We welcome increased humanitarian aid funding from the Government of Canada | Humanitarian Coalition

We welcome increased humanitarian aid funding from the Government of Canada

March 1, 2018

This week's federal budget, with an additional $2 billion over five years for international aid, is welcome news for the humanitarian sector.

This funding includes a dedicated pool of $738 million for humanitarian assistance for 2018-19, which will increase Canada’s ability to respond quickly and more effectively to sudden crises.

We know these investments save lives. In the Humanitarian Coalition’s case, through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, it can take on average as little as $27 to save the life of someone affected by disaster. With the UN estimating that 136 million people worldwide will require assistance in 2018, these are much-needed funds.

We also applaud the Government’s continued focus on gender equality, both here in Canada and abroad, and believe these measures will allow for meaningful implementation of the government’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.


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

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.