Helping Rebuild After Sandy's Destruction
Following the devastation caused in the Caribbean by Superstorm Sandy last week, the member agencies of the Humanitarian Coalition are working with their local partners to assist affected populations and help rebuild destroyed communities.
The death toll from wind and flooding in the countries of the Caribbean stands at 72. In Haiti, 200,000 people have been made homeless, and in Cuba, 50,000 buildings were severely damaged and hectares of crops were destroyed.
Our agencies are helping with cholera prevention, the provision of clean water, transportation, and other pressing, logistical needs. Faced with yet another natural disaster, the fragile countries of the Caribbean continue their determined struggle to improve their living conditions, health, and safety.
The Humanitarian Coalition and its members are also mindful of the impact Sandy has had on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Our thought are with the victims, their families, and all emergency responders.
For more information on how our members are contributing to the relief effort, please visit their respective websites.
About the Humanitarian Coalition
The Humanitarian Coalition is Canada's only 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.