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.

November 30, 2021
In just two years, Rosa has suffered twice the consequences and destruction left by two major cyclones.
November 30, 2021
“The families of our community were sad because they thought our family had drowned.”
October 25, 2021
“I was frustrated when I lost my house because I have a big family and we didn’t have anywhere else to go,” Abdulrahman said.
October 20, 2021
It may take years before the impact of the storm has passed, but for now, they are in a better place.
October 20, 2021
When the floodwaters receded, Mun and her family faced one of the biggest after-flood issues–poor hygiene and sanitation conditions.
October 18, 2021
“I didn’t know where to go to live because the house where I lived is no longer a house,” said Keily Josselin Cruz Sánchez.
October 18, 2021
Before the floods, Chat Run earned a small income by selling vegetables and bananas to support herself and her two grandchildren, who lived with her.
October 18, 2021
When a second hurricane hit Nicaragua in mid-November 2020, Yodelsi Alfonso Lagos couldn’t find her house.
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.