January 20, 2010 08:00 ET

Haiti Update: CIDA and Government of Quebec Contribute $5.6 Million to HUMANITARIAN COALITION Members

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2010) - Recognizing the tremendous efforts of the HUMANITARIAN COALITION on the ground in Haiti, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Government of Quebec will contribute $5.6 million dollars to coalition members.

CARE Canada will receive:
- $1.5 million dollars from CIDA
Oxfam-Quebec - whose efforts are also supported by Oxfam
Canada - will receive:
- $1.0 million dollars from the Government of Quebec
- $1.0 million dollars from CIDA
Save the Children will receive:
- $2.1 million dollars from CIDA

"This funding from CIDA and the Government of Quebec will enable Oxfam-Quebec and other HUMANITARIAN COALITION members to immediately increase, among another things, water distribution, safe shelter for women and children and reach even more Haitians," said Michel Verret, Interim Director of Oxfam-Quebec. "The HUMANITATRIAN COALITION is grateful for this contribution and is confident that it will be part of a longer term relief and reconstruction program."

"Child protection is our priority in the wake of this terrible disaster that has left thousands of children vulnerable," said David Morley, President and CEO of Save the Children Canada. "The Canadian Government has recognized this critical need and supported Save the Children as we take the lead in coordinating efforts for education and child protection in Haiti."

The HUMANITARIAN COALITION, with the joint efforts of its members, CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Quebec and Save the Children Canada, provides a widespread and effective response to emergencies, with a combined presence in 120 countries. In Haiti alone, the HUMANITARIAN COALITION has more than 600 aid personnel on the ground, ensuring that the donations of Canadians reach those in desperate need in an efficient, effective and coordinated fashion.

To donate to the HUMANITARIAN COALITION, call 1-800-464-9154, visit or send donations to the HUMANITARIAN COALITION, PO Box 65035, Ottawa, ON, K2G 5Y3



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