Project profile — Humanitarian Coalition - Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, Phase IV - 2021-2024


Humanitarian Coalition (CA-CRA_ACR-2831590666)
2021-04-30 - 2024-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (25.00%)
• America, regional (25.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• Europe, regional (25.00%)


• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


January 2021 - The Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF), managed by the Humanitarian Coalition (HC), supports timely and reliable humanitarian assistance to those affected by rapid-onset, small- and medium-scale disasters in developing countries. Through the CHAF, funds are allocated to the Humanitarian Coalition member best placed to respond to a particular emergency. The Humanitarian Coalition is made up of nine Canadian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that include: Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Canadian Lutheran World Relief, CARE Canada, Islamic Relief Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan International Canada, Save the Children Canada and World Vision Canada. In the third phase of CHAF, more than 30 projects were financed to support responses to small- and medium-scale disasters, where there were unmet humanitarian needs and gaps in the humanitarian response. The fourth phase of the CHAF ontinues to support humanitarian responses to sudden-onset disasters, including meeting the differing needs of women, men, girls and boys. With GAC's support, the Humanitarian Coalition, through the CHAF conducts activities that include: (1) promoting early actions and responses to reduce loss of life; (2) improving the speed of emergency responses; and (3) supporting life-saving activities such as health care, protection services, and emergency shelter, including water, sanitation and hygiene services.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) efficient, effective and timely disbursement of funds to small- and medium-scale disaster responses; (2) increased capacity of NGOs to respond rapidly to more crises, including through meeting the differing needs of women, men, girls and boys; and (3) increased visibility of Canada’s collaborative response to small- and medium-scale natural disasters in developing countries. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in communities experiencing humanitarian crises or that are food insecure.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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