Collective Mobilization to Support Afghanistan and Haiti
The urgent humanitarian and human rights crisis in Afghanistan and Haiti in the last month are top of mind for many of our members, partners and communities in Canada and globally.
Afghanistan: If you are looking to support an organization working in Afghanistan, Food for the Hungry Canada is providing emergency aid and International Development Relief Fund (IDRF) IDRF has released a call for donations to provide basic food and hygiene staples to those in need in Afghanistan.
Haiti: Learn more here about the work of many of our CCRDA members who are actively involved in responding to the crisis in Haiti.
CCRDA has launched a new Facebook page where we will share news, upcoming events and helpful information including videos and articles on critical topics in relief and development.
Please take a minute and visit our page and click “Like” or “Follow” and encourage your colleagues/organizations to do so as well! We hope this will help keep you up-to-date on all that CCRDA has to offer. Feel free to ask any questions or share our content with friends and family who would benefit from it. We look forward to keeping in touch!
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.