OTTAWA, December 19, 2016 – Survivors of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Indonesia are receiving much needed assistance from Oxfam thanks to $150,000 provided through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund. The December 7 earthquake killed at least 102 people, injured more than 600 and displaced more than 80,000 people in the province of Aceh, on […]
OTTAWA, December 14, 2016 – Thousands of people in the Central African Republic have been displaced by ongoing conflict and have no access to drinking water. Thanks to $350,000 from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, Oxfam-Québec will be able to help save lives. More than 10,000 people forced to flee their homes in Bria as […]
DEC launches Yemen Crisis Appeal A major appeal was launched on 13 December 2016 by the Disasters Emergency Committee to help people facing hunger in Yemen. Twenty months of war have brought Yemen, already one of the poorest countries in the world, to breaking point. More than 7 million people in Yemen do not know where their […]
THE VALUE OF AID 2016 – RESOURCES FOR THE RESPONSE TO HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES. AGIRE has launched on the 16th of November the Annual report “The Value of Aid“. This publication has provided for several years complete and clear information about the resources invested, both in Italy and in the world, in assistance to people affected […]
Thanks to the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, survivors of extensive flooding in Vietnam will receive immediate life-saving assistance from Humanitarian Coalition member Save the Children Canada.
On 4 October 2016, Hurricane Matthew ravaged the southwest of Haiti. According to aid workers, there is a real threat of famine. Many areas are still inaccessible. 1.4 million people urgently need help, including nearly 600,000 children. There is not enough food for the survivors. In addition, there is the risk that cholera will spread.
Several EAA members (Swiss Solidarity, Radio Hjalpen, ADH) have activated National Appeals while others like Humanitarian Coalition, AGIRE and Nachbar in Not, are mobilizing to raise awareness amongst their own donors.
This year marked 20 years since Radiohjälpen’s largest fundraiser, Children of the World (Världens Barn) was launched. Fifteen organisations joined Radiohjälpen, Swedish Television and Swedish Radio in a major effort that continues throughout the year, but peaks early October.
On 26 September 1946, Radio Sottens in Lausanne broadcast the first “Chaîne du Bonheur” programme. Seventy years later to the day, Swiss Solidarity is saying thank you to the Swiss population for donations amounting to 1.7 billion francs.
The El Niño weather phenomenon has caused the worst drought the Horn of Africa and southern Africa have seen in 30 years. Today, 50 million people are relying entirely on humanitarian assistance for their survival.
Press release: 22 May 2015 Total funds raised by Emergency Appeals Alliance (EAA) members one month after the earthquake amount to more than 120 million euros. The funds will finance the work of more than 50 NGOs active on the ground to assist survivors. The funds were raised in eight countries (Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, […]
Press release: 6 February 2014 Total funds raised by Emergency Appeals Alliance (EAA) members for the Haiyan victims amount to more than 225 million euros. The organisations have already approved disbursements for more than 83 million euros for various projects in the field. The funds were raised in the different countries following appeals for donations […]