Humanitarian Coalition Welcomes New Government of Canada Funding

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies are pleased to announce that, collectively, they have secured more than $5 million in Government of Canada funding for their relief efforts in response to Typhoon Haiyan.

Canadians from all across the country, including many communities of Filipino descent, also made generous donations to our joint appeal. We have now raised $2.6 million from individuals and corporations.

Despite severely damaged roads and coastal areas, widespread power outages, and a heavily burdened communications infrastructure, emergency supplies and life-saving health services are now reaching a growing number of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. In the first few days following the disaster, our member agencies provided aid to more than 15,000 people in the worst hit areas of Tacloban and East Samar. Having scaled up their programs, they are aiming to assist many more thousands of people in the days and weeks to come.

With the generous support of Canadians, together, the member agencies of the Humanitarian Coalition continue to help the people of the Philippines as they rebuild their communities. For more information, go to: www.together.ca

The Humanitarian Coalition is a joint appeal mechanism. It is comprised of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada. With a combined presence in more than 120 countries, we bring together Canada's leading aid agencies to finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises. We work together to eliminate unnecessary competition, reduce the duplication of fundraising costs, and inform the public on humanitarian needs. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. To make a donation for Typhoon Haiyan, go to www.together.ca or call 1-800-464-9154.

Image with caption: "Humanitarian Coalition, together saving more lives (CNW Group/Humanitarian Coalition)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131119_C8837_PHOTO_EN_33569.jpg

SOURCE: Humanitarian Coalition

For further information:

For interviews, please contact :

Humanitarian Coalition
Marie-Jo Proulx
613-617-3596
mj.proulx@humanitariancoalition.ca 

CARE Canada
Suzanne Charest
613-790-2134
media@care.ca 

Plan Canada
Abigail Brown
647-971-3764
abrown@plancanada.ca 

Oxfam Canada
Melanie Gallant
613-240-3047
melaniegallant@oxfam.ca 

Save the Children
Kirsten Walkom
647-631-3862
kwalkom@savethechildren.ca 

Oxfam-Québec
Justine Lesage
514- 513-0013
lesagej@oxfam.qc.ca


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