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
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
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