Stories

The Humanitarian Coalition members are taking care of basic survival needs and helping people rebuild their lives when their homes, schools and livelihoods have been devastated by a disaster. Learn more about these crises and meet people who have benefited from your support.

September 22, 2021
Thảo’s neighbour drowned in the rising water. Thảo, his wife, two children and mother made it to a temporary shelter just in time.
August 4, 2021
When an explosion on August 4th 2020 in the port of Beirut, Lebanon caused devastation to the city and surrounding areas, the member agencies of the Humanitarian Coalition responded immediately. This report details that response.
August 2, 2021
Walid, a Lebanese teenager with a disability, is developing new skills and making plans for his future.
July 29, 2021

Ahlam’s husband makes a million a month – in Lebanase pounds that is. Unfortunately it only works out to about $57 in Canadian money.

July 29, 2021

“My children haven’t gone to bed hungry this past month. I can’t explain how much that means to me.”

July 29, 2021

For Alice Harant Gobanian, a 65-year-old widow in Lebanon, food vouchers make it possible for her family to eat nutritious food.

July 27, 2021

When the huge explosion rocked the port of Beirut in August 2020, Fatima immediately had a flashback to the war in Syria.

July 27, 2021

“Everything is gone! You have to come to Beirut immediately. A disaster has happened!"

July 26, 2021

Like many in Lebanon, Darwich is a manual worker, looking for jobs every day. This means his income is unpredictable – if there’s no work, there’s no money.

July 23, 2021
“My children, especially the younger ones, were crying more often and wouldn’t leave me alone,” says Amal. The doctors told her husband -- a port worker -- to rest and stay off work for at least six weeks.
July 2, 2021
Water, too much of it, uninvited and out of control, flooded her house. Madina, her husband and her children spent the next ten days sleeping under a plastic sheet.
May 26, 2021
The words of our colleagues are being echoed across the country as hundreds of thousands of Indo-Canadians bear the burden of waiting for news from friends and family in India.