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:
Engineering Ministries International (eMi) Canada
Food for the Poor Canada
Global Aid Network (GAiN)
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
Samaritan's Purse Canada
May 2016 - Fort McMurray, Alberta: Thousands of families have been evacuated from Fort McMurray Northern Alberta as fires raged out of control in and around the city. Firefighters, businesses and NGO's are doing the best they can to help this city and the 80,000 evacuees.
CCRDA has at least 10 NGO's who are helping in disaster response, immediate assistance for evacuees and first-responders. Here is a list of Christian charities that are helping and accepting donations:
Crossroads Christian Communications
EMCC (Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada)
Global Aid Network
Mennonite Central Committee (Mennonite Disaster Service)
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
The month of April 2016 has brought a rash of strong earthquakes upon our world. On April 10, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the country of Pakistan and effected communities in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Four days later Japan was jolted with a magnitude 6.5 quake which was followed shortly after with 7.3 magnitude Earthquake and many after shocks. The death toll for these earthquakes is 42 with many more injuries and 1000’s of people with their homes destroyed.
On April 13, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit the country of Burma (Myanmar) with tremors felt also in India. On April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake brought major devastation to the South American country of Ecuador. There, the death toll is now over 525. Whole communities were flattened with many people trapped in the rubble. Thousands of people have lost their homes and livelihoods.
Many of our members are working in these areas. Here is info on some of our members websites:
World Renew to Assist Survivors of Earthquakes in Ecuador
Respond with Compassion: Earthquake hits Ecuador
World Vision Canada
Ecuador earthquake: Caring for Children
Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief
All affected areas
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.
Member Organizations Receiving Donations
The situation in Nepal is becoming clearer by the hour following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Deaths have reportedly exceeded 4,000. Many buildings have been destroyed. Emergency services are overloaded. CCRDA Member Agencies listed below are assessing how they can best respond both in the short and long-term. Click on any of the links to go to their websites or call them for more information and ways to donate.
ADRA CANADA - Online donations are being accepted here.
CBM - Information about their response and online donations are being accepted here.
April 27, 2015
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