The Humanitarian Coalition commends the commitment of the Canadian government to match the donations made to provide assitance to the 33 million people impacted by the flooding in Pakistan.
The Government of Canada has announced that it will match donations to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member charities up to $3 million.
“This announcement comes as millions of people in Pakistan have been devastated by flooding and landslides have destroyed homes, crops, roads and bridges. This opportunity for Canadians to double the power of their donation comes at a critical juncture, when immediate assistance is needed. We hope it will be used widely to support the people of Pakistan,” said Oxfam Canada Executive Director Lauren Ravon.
The following members of the Humanitarian Coalition are currently responding to the flooding emergency in Pakistan: Action Against Hunger, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Doctors of the World, Islamic Relief Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Save the Children Canada.
Canadians can give to Pakistan flood relief at www.together.ca or by calling 1-855-461-2154.
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- Since June 14, Pakistan has experienced three times more rainfall than an average monsoon season
- Flooding and landslides have destroyed homes, crops, health centres, roads and bridges
- More than 33 million people have been affected
- Rain is expected to continue through September
- There is an elevated risk of the spread of malaria, dengue fever and other diseases
- The priority needs include clean water, food, shelter and health care.