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.

Rohingya people faced with a very different life in refugee camps

On a daily basis, refugees struggle with limited or no access to basic sanitation, safe drinking water, toilets and food.

November 6, 2017

Emergency food a growing concern for refugees in Bangladesh

After walking for as many as 14 days with little food and water, hunger and malnutrition are often a pressing problem that many new arrivals face.

November 3, 2017

Women and children fleeing Myanmar

More than 600,000 people have fled Myanmar since August 25, 2017; 80 per cent of those are women and children.

October 31, 2017

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