Canada’s support for non-governmental organizations through the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund

Backgrounder

As a result of the $12.5 million in donations made by Canadians to the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund between August 25 and November 28, 2017, the Government of Canada will contribute $12.55 million to the fund.

Below is a breakdown of the non-governmental organizations and UN agencies receiving humanitarian funding from the Myanmar Crisis Relief Fund:

  • Canadian Red Cross Society - $1 million
  • CARE Canada - $1 million
  • Handicap International - $1.3 million
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - $400,000
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) - $850,000
  • Médecins du Monde - $1.5 million
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - $1.5 million
  • Development and Peace - $750,000
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - $50,000
  • Save the Children Canada - $2.2 million
  • World Food Programme - $500,000
  • World Vision - $1.5 million

These funds will help address the humanitarian needs of the people affected by the crisis, with a focus on addressing the unique needs of women and girls, through the provision of:

  • access to sufficient quantity and quality of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, including gender-sensitive sanitation facilities and latrines to reduce the risks of gender-based violence, the construction of tube wells, bathing cubicles and handwashing stations;
  • family planning and sexual health and reproductive services, such as counselling on contraceptive methods;
  • mental health and psychosocial support for those affected by trauma;
  • clean-delivery kits for pregnant women and postnatal infant kits;
  • medical services and primary health care services through static and mobile clinics, as well as protection services, including for the prevention and treatment of gender-based violence;
  • shelter kits, including technical and construction support for vulnerable households, such as woman-headed households;
  • woman-friendly and child-friendly spaces, as well as the facilitation of small peer-support groups for adolescent girls;
  • case-management support and assistance for at-risk girls and boys, including unaccompanied and separated children; and
  • food-distribution services.

Canada is recognized as one of the top donors in providing humanitarian assistance to those affected by conflict and natural disasters and will continue to support principled, timely and needs-based humanitarian action to save lives, alleviate suffering and support the dignity of those affected.


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