Canada helps 38,000 people affected by 4 disasters in 1 month

OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Thanks to a unique fund, 38,000 vulnerable residents in four countries received timely life-saving support from four members of the Humanitarian Coalition.

With $1.3 million from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, Oxfam-Québec, Oxfam Canada, CARE Canada and Plan International Canada provided immediate aid in Myanmar, India, Bangladesh and Uganda.

"The Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund is an important tool in Canada's ability to respond to humanitarian disasters quickly and effectively," said Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie. "The rapid responses to these four smaller but no less devastating disasters demonstrate the ability of these organizations to leverage local knowledge, community-level relationships and program capacity to assist the most vulnerable in their time of greatest need."

Visit www.humanitariancoalition.ca/4-disasters for more information.

The Humanitarian Coalition is Canada's only joint appeal mechanism for international disasters and emergencies. It is made up of five leading humanitarian agencies: CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan International Canada, and Save the Children Canada. Collectively, they are present in more than 120 countries. Together, saving more lives. www.together.ca

 

SOURCE Humanitarian Coalition

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For further information: Yosé Cormier, Humanitarian Coalition, 613-292-2687, yose.cormier@humanitariancoalition.ca

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