Canadian charities unite to respond to flooding in Pakistan; Government matches donations
Ottawa, 13 September 2022 – In response to the flooding emergency unfolding in Pakistan, leading Canadian aid agencies – working together as the Humanitarian Coalition – are raising funds to rush assistance to people in need.
The Government of Canada has announced that it will match donations to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member charities up to $3 million.
- Since June 2022, 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
Lindsay Glassco, President and CEO of Plan International Canada, says, >“Unprecedented monsoon rains in Pakistan have devastated the lives of millions, including girls and young women who are most vulnerable to the catastrophic impacts of floods. While Plan International Canada does not operate in Pakistan, we urge all Canadians to come together to donate generously in support of those who need assistance.>”
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.
About the Humanitarian Coalition
The Humanitarian Coalition brings together 12 leading aid organizations to provide Canadians with a simple and effective way to help during large-scale humanitarian emergencies.
About Plan International Canada
Plan International Canada is a member of a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International has been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years and is now active in more than 75 countries. We are calling on all Canadians to embrace their global citizenship: to believe in the power and potential of every child and to stand with children, especially girls, anywhere they face oppression, exploitation, are left behind or aren’t equally valued.
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