The Humanitarian Coalition and Oxfam-Québec help refugees in Algeria
The Humanitarian Coalition announced that Oxfam-Québec will use $250,000 from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) to help refugees in Algeria affected by flooding.
Between October 16 and 24, 2015, torrential rains hit five Saharan refugee camps in Southern Algeria. The severity and amplitude of the resulting floods is unprecedented for the region: more than 11,411 homes were either completely destroyed or made uninhabitable. In one of the camps, the DAKHLA, 100% of the homes are now uninhabitable.
Oxfam-Québec’s response will focus on a rapid reconstruction of housing units for the most vulnerable families. The housing units are built taking into account the harsh climate of the region.
Thanks to the CHAF, Oxfam-Québec will be able to provide long-term shelter to 15,000 people, including 3,000 children, affected by the floods.
The funds for this response are broken down as follows:
- $187,500 from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
- $25,000 from the Humanitarian Coalition
- $37,500 from Oxfam-Québec
Find out more about this project.
About the CHAF
The CHAF is a unique Canadian humanitarian funding mechanism, managed by the Humanitarian Coalition and co-financed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFATD) and the Coalition member agencies. It responds to an important funding gap by supporting timely and reliable humanitarian assistance to people affected by smaller-scale, rapid-onset disasters. The CHAF enables the humanitarian community to respond to crises which receive very little global media attention and where assistance is particularly difficult to finance.
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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.