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.

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Contact:
Marg Buchanan
Communications Advisor
Humanitarian Coalition
613-239-2159
marg.buchanan at humanitariancoalition.ca


The Humanitarian Coalition (HC) brings together leading aid organizations to provide Canadians with a simple and effective way to help during international humanitarian disasters. HC agencies join forces to raise funds, partner with the government, and mobilize media, businesses and individual Canadians. Together, we are saving more lives.