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Smaller Disasters

Noru, Fiji

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.

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Our response to smaller disasters is co-funded by Global Affairs Canada through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund.

Our Response

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:

Millions of people are impacted by disasters every year

Here are some of their stories:

September 21, 2023
Adel, 15 years old, still struggles with his memories of the devastating earthquake that hit Türkiye and Syria in February 2023.
September 19, 2023
Maricar and her family also received cash assistance from the emergency response: "We used the money to fix the roof and to make it more secure," she says.
August 14, 2023
"I thank God and the medical team for helping me and my baby. [Because of them], I am feeling better." - Nyajima
August 14, 2023
"I received aid from Oxfam Québec, which relieved me", says Kalchingbé Suzanne, who will finally have the means to send her children to school this year. 

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Support families and communities who are devastated by disasters, around the clock and around the world. There are three ways to get involved:

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Your monthly contribution will ensure the Humanitarian Coalition is ready to respond rapidly when disaster strikes. You will be provided with regular updates on the ways your funds are making a difference.

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Your donation today will ensure the Humanitarian Coalition can respond to the next disaster. You will help provide life-saving aid, including clean water and shelter, when it's needed most.

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