OTTAWA, May 19 /CNW/ - Plan Canada, a member of one of the oldest and largest international
development organizations supporting social justice for children, has joined the HUMANITARIAN COALITION.
Now comprised of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada
and Save the Children Canada, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION brings
together leading Canadian humanitarian organizations to efficiently and
effectively raise money in times of international humanitarian crisis.
By eliminating unnecessary competition, reducing duplicated fundraising
costs and educating the public on humanitarian needs, we can focus on
what really matters: helping those in need during times of disaster.
"Plan Canada is proud to join the HUMANITARIAN COALITION and the
important initiative put forward by its members to form a Canadian
cross-sector partnership to help the survivors of humanitarian
disasters," said Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO of Plan Canada.
"When disaster strikes and lives are in the balance, our sector must
work in solidarity to ensure we respond in the best way possible, and
the HUMANITARIAN COALITION is an inspiring example of what we can
"Plan Canada is a highly respected organization, with a proven track
record in humanitarian response, promotion of children's rights and
working to stop child poverty," said Nicolas Moyer, Coordinator,
HUMANITARIAN COALITION. "Aid agencies that join the HUMANITARIAN
COALITION benefit from economies of scale: we pool resources to spend
donor dollars more efficiently and save more lives. With Plan Canada's
membership and the continued support of companies like CTV, CBC and
eBay Canada we continue to create a new and better model for ensuring
more help reaches the survivors of disasters wherever they happen."
As a joint Canadian approach to humanitarian response, the members of
the HUMANITARIAN COALITION work together during times of international
humanitarian disaster to ensure help gets to those who need it most.
When a global emergency strikes, member agencies don't compete for
funds and broadcast slots, they focus on helping survivors of the
disaster. With one call centre, one phone number and a joint website,
donating to agencies that reach women, children and men with emergency
supplies is easy for Canadians.
With a combined presence in more than 120 countries, the joint efforts
by the members of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION provide a widespread and
effective response to emergencies.
SOURCE Humanitarian Coalition
For further information:
Nicolas Moyer, Coordinator, HUMANITARIAN COALITION
613-237-5236 ext. 2281 (direct), 613-796-8145 (mobile)