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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.

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

How the little things save lives following disasters

Humanitarian Coalition member agency CARE, already in Mozambique, quickly assessed the situation to determine the areas of greatest need that weren’t being met.

March 26, 2018

In their own words: the aftermath of the Sri Lankan monsoon

Three people recall the devastation caused by the floods and how - thanks to Oxfam’s help - they were able to clean up and recover.

March 26, 2018

Safe drinking water hard to find after devastating floods

Plan International repaired 300 tube wells, installed 1,400 household latrines, and provided 2,000 families with hygiene kits.

March 22, 2018

Lost, scared, but not alone

A fortuitous encounter with a community outreach worker at a Child Friendly Space run by Save the Children helped Véronique slowly begin to heal.

February 1, 2018