Canada Wildfires

Canada Wildfires

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Situation overview

Canada is projected to experience its worst-ever wildfire season.

There are currently more than 400 active wildfires burning across Canadian territories and provinces including Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and the Northwest Territories. Roughly 26,000 people are under evacuation orders and thousands have already evacuated. So far, more than 8.5 million acres of land have burned in Canada this wildfire season. 

Smoke and haze from the wildfires have also spread to the eastern U.S. placing tens of millions of people under air quality alerts.  

Airlink is responding in the province of Nova Scotia, which is battling its largest wildfire ever on record with over 20,000 hectares of land burning from 13 wildfires. More than 18,000 people remain under evacuation orders in the region outside of Halifax. Over 200 structures, the majority homes, have been destroyed by the fires and around 100 homes have been severely damaged. The Emergency Management (EM) Office of the Government of Nova Scotia activated a state of emergency on May 28, 2023.

Disaster Response. Step One.
Get There. 

Airlink is working with its NGO and airline partners to provide free-of-charge flights for responding personnel to fly to Nova Scotia. Volunteers will be providing critical services including incident management support, chainsaw operations, debris removal, heirloom recovery, and disaster mapping. Affected residents most in need of support will be prioritized. 

Communities in Nova Scotia need our help

Airlink is dedicated to facilitating the transportation of over 80 skilled volunteers on behalf of our NGO network in the coming four weeks. Please support our response now to make this vital mission a reality. Your contribution will enable us to respond effectively and bring hope to those in need. Join us in making a difference today to help impacted communities in Nova Scotia. 

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