See how the Humanitarian Coalition responds to smaller disasters

Smaller-scale disasters

For smaller, localized disasters that affect comparatively smaller populations but whose immediate needs are not being met, we rely on our Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund to respond.

Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund

Around the world, disasters occur frequently, more than 350 imes a year in fact! Although large disasters are generally well publicized, the majority of disasters are highly localized, affect comparatively less people and receive little media attention or funding.

But when a woman, man or child survives a disaster, whether 1,000 or 100,000 people are affected, their basic needs are the same and they desperately need our help.

Thanks to the unique partnership with Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) allows the Humanitarian Coalition to respond quickly to such emergencies.

The CHAF makes funds available almost immediately, and our members, on the ground in more than 150 countries, can provide aid faster, meaning more lives saved.

To remain fully accountable and transparent, we provide updates throughout each CHAF activation, through response strategies, news releases, stories as well as our annual reports.

The CHAF is financed by Global Affairs Canada (75%), the Humanitarian Coalition (10%) and the Humanitarian Coalition’s member agencies (15%). That means your donation to the Humanitarian Coalition goes 9 times further!

Smaller-Scale Disasters

Since the CHAF was implemented in 2014, we have responded to almost 50 disasters and helped close to 760,000 people in 31 countries. Click on the map to find out more or choose a disaster below.

Cyclone Gita hits Tonga

February 2018

Hurricane Irma hits Cuba

September 2017

Bangladesh Floods

August 2017

Floods in Nepal

August 2017

Floods in India

July 2017

Floods in Peru

March 2017

Indonesia Earthquake

December 2016

Vietnam Floods

November 2016

Hurricane Matthew Cuba

Octobre 2016

Bangladesh Floods

August 2016

Myanmar Floods

July 2016

Bangladesh Cyclone

June 2016

Cyclone in Somalia

November 2015

Earthquake in Pakistan

October 2015

Floods in Benin

September 2015

Floods in Sierra Leone

September 2015

Cyclone Hudhud in India

November 2014

Floods in Mid-West Nepal

September 2014

Conflict in Iraq

April 2014