Launch of Appeal for Typhoon Haiyan
Today, the Humanitarian Coalition is launching a national joint appeal to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. It is with heavy hearts that we receive reports of deaths, injuries, and extensive damage caused to people’s homes and livelihoods.
Our member agencies have been working in the Philippines for decades alongside local partner organizations. They are now assessing the needs of the more than 4 million people affected by the typhoon and scaling up their programs to respond to the urgent needs of the most vulnerable communities.
In this early stage of the emergency response, exact numbers remain difficult to confirm. But the sheer force of the storm and the populated area where it made landfall point to very high casualty estimates. To assist survivors, our member agencies will be providing drinking water, food, shelter, and medicines.
The generous support of Canadians is essential for relief efforts to have an impact and reach stranded families, children who have been separated from their parents, and the elderly.
Together, we are responding and will continue to help the people of the Philippines as they rebuild their communities in the weeks and months ahead.
About the Humanitarian Coalition
The Humanitarian Coalition Canada’s only joint fundraising approach to humanitarian response, is a “one-stop-shop for all Canadians during times of international humanitarian crises. The seven member agencies, present in more than 150 countries around the world, work together to reduce competition, inform the public on humanitarian needs, increase the impact of Canadian humanitarian responses and minimize administrative costs. Together, saving more lives.