Humanitarian Coalition

Humanitarian Coalition

November 14, 2013 12:49 ET

Humanitarian Coalition Announces $2 Million Received in Donations from Canadians

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2013) - The Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies are pleased to announce that as of today, we have raised a total of $2 Million for relief efforts in the Philippines.

With more than 10 million people and several remote communities directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the need for emergency assistance continues to grow. Because our member agencies have been working with local partners on the ground for decades, they were in position to anticipate and then respond quickly following the widespread destruction. They are providing drinking water, food, blankets, emergency shelters, hygiene kits, medicines and other basic necessities to thousands of vulnerable people, a large proportion of whom are children.

The Humanitarian Coalition launched its joint appeal on November 10. With the generous support of Canadians, together, we are responding and will continue to help the people of the Philippines as they rebuild their communities in the weeks and months ahead. For more information, go to: www.together.ca

The Humanitarian Coalition is a joint appeal mechanism. It is comprised of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada. With a combined presence in more than 120 countries, we bring together Canada's leading aid agencies to finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises. We work together to eliminate unnecessary competition, reduce the duplication of fundraising costs, and inform the public on humanitarian needs. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. To make a donation for Typhoon Haiyan, go to www.together.ca or call 1-800-464-9154.

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