Stories | Humanitarian Coalition


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.

Can cleaning a toilet bring joy?

Cleaning the washroom probably sits low on the favourite chores list of most people.

October 16, 2017

Clean water keeps disease at bay following disaster

Like the other members of her community, Cherie Melida lost everything because of Hurricane Matthew.

October 6, 2017

“We are alive, and that is what is important”

Cuba is no stranger to hurricanes, but Gregoria says Matthew's strength was the most intense she has ever seen.

October 6, 2017

Young but no longer alone

South Sudanese youth finds Canadian support in Uganda refugee camp.

August 30, 2017

Canadian assistance helps Vietnamese family

Sheltering in the attic, rationing rice and rainwater, Mai Thi Tung could only hope the floodwater would soon recede.

August 25, 2017

Building stronger houses after the storm

CARE responded to the needs of the affected people in six remote villages.

August 9, 2017

Ottawa school helps Stop Famine Together

For students at Cairine Wilson Secondary School in Ottawa, it was also a time to raise awareness of the hunger crisis affecting more than 20 million people in parts of Africa and Yemen. June 30, 2017

Aid reaching those in need

Humanitarian aid is reaching hundreds of thousands of people affected by drought and conflict in parts of Africa and Yemen. June 30, 2017

Shelters provide a sense of normalcy for refugees

CLWR has been providing shelters for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda since 2015.

June 20, 2017