Metrics Monthly Bulletin: August 2018

August Spotlight Theme: Humanitarian Action

Metrics Monthly Bulletin August 2018 - Downloadable Version

Learn where Canadian actors are working around the world to address humanitarian issues in our Project Explorer.

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Médecins du Monde Canada

Active in Canada and 75 countries around the world, Médecins du Monde (MDM) is an independent international movement of tireless activists who care about, witness and support social change. MDM delivers programming related to working with victims of crises and conflicts, promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health, Harm Reduction and fighting HIV, and caring for migrant and displaced populations. In addition to serving people in need in Canada, MDM Canada currently has operations underway in Bangladesh, Haiti, Colombia, Ukraine, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, including multiple humanitarian operations. Their vision is a world where healthcare is truly a universal right.


August 19th is World Humanitarian Day, a day dedicated to humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. CanWaCH stands in solidarity with all current and past humanitarian workers on this symbolic day. Follow the campaign #NotATarget.


Humanitarian Response

Humanitarian Response: to support humanitarian operations globally


ReliefWeb: leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters

Humanitarian Data Exchange

Humanitarian Data Exchange: to find, share and use humanitarian data all in one place

The Signal Code

The Signal Code: A Human Rights Approach to Information during Crises

Humanitarian Evaluation, Learning and Performance (HELP)

Humanitarian Evaluation, Learning and Performance (HELP) Library

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Aid to gender equality and women’s empowerment: An Overview


Sphere is now open for membership! Sphere is welcoming applications open to organizations as well as individuals. See details here.  

Read more: Evaluating the effectiveness of sexual and reproductive health services during humanitarian crises: A systematic review

Learn more: Canadian Red Cross is offering a 2-day educator training on ‘Exploring Humanitarian Law’ in various cities across Canada.

Register: Fragile environments and Global Health: Examining drivers of change - 2018 Canadian Conference on Global Health & CanWaCH AGM


To submit a project to the CanWaCH Project Explorer, please contact Mélody Tondeur for more information at