Natural disasters are frequent, little-known, and devastating. And they are occurring more often due to climate change. They may not be newsworthy but these "small" disasters are big enough to overwhelm a country's response capacity.
When that happens, the Humanitarian Coalition is there. Around the clock. Around the world.
Our response to smaller disasters is co-funded by Global Affairs Canada through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund.
When disaster strikes, here's how the Humanitarian Coalition responds:
More Disasters, Affecting More People
The number of weather-related disasters to hit the world has increased five-fold over the past 50 years.* Real lives are affected. Read here about our most recent disaster responses:
Elifa's family was helped after losing their house and possessions due to Tropical Storm Freddy
Syrian family receives assistance from World Vision through the Humanitarian Coalition in Northwestern Syria
Pakistani mother gets medical help through Humanitarian Coalition following devastating flood
Assistance through Humanitarian Coalition helps Filipino family get back on their feet after storm