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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.

Rohingya people faced with a very different life in refugee camps

November 6, 2017

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

Emergency food a growing concern for refugees in Bangladesh

November 3, 2017

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.

Women and children fleeing Myanmar

October 31, 2017

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

Can cleaning a toilet bring joy?

October 16, 2017

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

Clean water keeps disease at bay following disaster

October 6, 2017

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

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

October 6, 2017

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

Young but no longer alone

August 30, 2017

South Sudanese youth finds Canadian support in Uganda refugee camp.

Canadian assistance helps Vietnamese family

August 25, 2017

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

Building stronger houses after the storm

August 9, 2017

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

Ottawa school helps Stop Famine Together

June 30, 2017

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.

Aid reaching those in need

June 30, 2017

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

Shelters provide a sense of normalcy for refugees

June 20, 2017

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

No place to hide – family flees to swamp

June 19, 2017

Nyaway Luony and Manyier Jagey and their seven children had been in Nyal, South Sudan, for three weeks when this image was taken.

South Sudan through the eyes of a photojournalist

June 13, 2017

Quebec photojournalist Renaud Philippe traveled to South Sudan in May 2017 to report on the situation in the war-torn and drought affected country

“Don’t Delay, Donate” Challenge!

June 12, 2017

Until June 30, 2017, donations through the Don’t Delay, Donate challenge will have double the impact.

Stop Famine Together Video

June 6, 2017

Watch the campaign video.

Ottawa artist to help Stop Famine Together

June 2, 2017

Ottawa artist Martha Nixon to donate 50% of her sales from upcoming art show.

Family waits for peace with little to sustain themselves

June 1, 2017

This South Sudanese family, with five children, arrived to one of the islands in Nyal from Mayendit less than two weeks before this image was taken.

Families face two choices: flight or death

June 1, 2017

Martha Nyaliah, 80, left Leer in March because of fighting between government forces and rebels.

The Top 5 Myths About Famine

June 1, 2017

Do you really know that facts about famine? Here are the top 5 myths. Video by CARE Canada.

Update South Sudan: 'Pushed to the brink of disaster'

June 1, 2017

CARE South Sudan Country Director Fred McCray provides an update on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in South Sudan.

Drought and famine are threatening East Africa, Northern Nigeria, and Yemen

March 10, 2017

Members of the EAA are raising the alarm and serious concern over the
unprecedented situation where drought and famine are threatening East
Africa, Northern Nigeria, and Yemen

Nepal Earthquake One Year Later

April 14, 2016

The Humanitarian Coalition looked at diverse projects it funded and carried out by Humanitarian Coalition member organizations in response to the earthquakes in Nepal. The goal was to acknowledge successes and derive lessons on accountability and inclusion to inform the next phase of the response in Nepal, as well as future responses elsewhere.

Nepal Earthquake Six Months Later

October 23, 2015

The Humanitarian Coalition and the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee (UK) have both responded to the earthquake by launching appeals for funds for their members to enable them to respond to the extensive humanitarian needs.