CCRDA Members Respond to Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria & Mexico Earthquake
CCRDA members and other organizations are mobilizing a significant response to those in need following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, Harvey and Maria which swept through the Caribbean and Southern US in September, 2017 and an earthquake which struck central Mexico on September 19, 2017. Click here to read a list of CCRDA organizations who are actively involved in responding to these disasters, followed by a summary of their activity and contact information.
Canada Launches New Feminist International Assistance Policy
Canada’s much-anticipated new International Assistance Policy was released on June 9, 2017, a year after undertaking wide-ranging consultations with Canadians. The CCRDA and many of its members took part in these consultations and discussions arising from them and we are glad to be able to share this much-anticipated new policy with our members in order to continue these conversations. Click here to read more.
Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the Western Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti, near the town of Les Anglais around 7:00 a.m. EDT on October 4, 2016, as a Category 4 storm with 145 mph winds. Hurricane Matthew is the third strongest hurricane on record, and Haiti’s strongest hurricane in 52 years. Hurricane Matthew’s extreme rains, large storm surge, and Category 4 winds resulted in significant damage, including extreme flooding and wind damage in southern Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals were damaged or destroyed, as well as most crops in the highly agricultural southwestern region of the country. Emergency shelter, food, and clean water (to counter diseases like cholera) are key initial concerns for the approximately 2.1 million Haitians impacted by the effects of the storm according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The following CCRDA members are responding with supplies and support:
World Vision Canada
Ecuador earthquake: Caring for Children
Earthquake Response. This page will be updated as information comes in from the ADRA response team on the ground. ADRA Canada is also requesting donations to its Disaster and Famine Relief Offering. View their video appeal here.