Media Advisory: Time Change - The HUMANITARIAN COALITION and CIDA Hold News Conference on Crisis in Sahel

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, September 18, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION and International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino will share with Canadians a first-hand account of what is going on in the Sahel region of West Africa. One of our Board members, Plan Canada President and CEO Rosemary McCarney, has just returned from a trip to Burkina Faso with Minister Fantino and will share her observations and recommendations for a solution to the crisis.

What: News Conference
Who: Minister Fantino, Parliamentary Secretary Lois Brown, CEOs from our member agencies
Where: Foyer of the House of Commons
When: Tuesday, September 18, 4:00pm

The HUMANITARIAN COALITION is comprised of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children. 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 reduce administrative costs by uniting to raise funds and inform the public on humanitarian needs.

SOURCE: Humanitarian Coalition

For further information:

For media inquiries, please contact:

HUMANITARIAN COALITION
Marie-Jo Proulx
Communications Manager
613-617-3596
mj.proulx@humanitariancoalition.ca 

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

Oxfam Canada
Juliet O'Neill
613-240-3047
Juliet.ONeill@Oxfam.ca

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

Plan Canada
Abigail Brown
416-920-1654 ext.277
ABrown@PlanCanada.ca

Save the Children
Cicely McWilliam
647-291-1683
CMcWilliam@savethechildren.ca


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