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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.

Typhoon Kai-Tak vs the Captain of the barangay

When Kai-Tak bore down on the community of Binohangan, all eyes were on Teresita Delda Rosales, the elected ‘captain of the barangay’ or community chairperson.

November 5, 2018

Hanging onto hope when the mountain falls

Sento managed to climb out of the water and get on dry land, where she found her 4-year old daughter Hannah. She rescued her from the rubble, and they continued the search for her husband, baby and her eldest daughter.

October 30, 2018

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

A 7.5 earthquake followed by a tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia on Friday. The Humanitarian Coalition and its members are monitoring the situation and are ready to respond if needed.

September 29, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut

Humanitarian Coalition member agencies and their partners are on the ground, monitoring the situation and preparing to respond with life-saving aid.

September 17, 2018

So much water, and nothing to drink

Last summer, some 43 million people like her were affected by flooding and landslides caused by monsoon rains across India, Bangladesh and Nepal. August 13, 2018
Caridad Gonzalez after Cuba hurricane

Oxfam Canada helps Cubans return to everyday life after Irma

When Hurricane Irma struck Cuba as a Category 5 storm in early September 2017, pummeling the island with winds up to 200 km/h, Caridad Pérez González’s already difficult life – and that of her family – became that much harder.

August 7, 2018
Water Tank Distribution Provides Stable Water Supply

Clean water is a life-saver after a typhoon in Vietnam

After Typhoon Doksuri struck, CARE Canada, Global Affairs Canada, and the Humanitarian Coalition worked together to make Lûan’s wish come true for thousands of people.

August 2, 2018

Out of a mango tree and on to a new life

The Canadian Lutheran World Relief (member of the Humanitarian Coalition) supported people like Bishku and his wife, who were affected by Nepal flooding in 2017. 

July 11, 2018

One night, one moment: that’s all it took to change the lives of many

The landslide changed everything for our community in just one night, explained Chief Kabay in Freetown, Sierra Leone

May 29, 2018