CHF International: Lebanon, Emergency Relief and Recovery

November 08, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Rebuilding lives and restoring communities in post-conflict Lebanon. With many communities still facing a dire lack of food, medicine, and sanitary hygienic systems, CHF International has been working to provide vulnerable families the resources needed to survive and the tools and services that will help them get back on their feet for the long-term.

Through the support of the United States office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and private donations, CHF International has been implementing the Humanitarian Assistance in Lebanon Programs which:

• Distribute relief items such as bedding, hot meals, and lifesaving medical supplies to displaced families;
• Restore and rebuild basic infrastructure for access to clean drinking water and health systems to mitigate the speed of disease in devastated communities; and
• Conduct local employment and job creation activities for displaced individuals as the transition back to their communities, while helping curb the sense of hopelessness in post-conflict settings.

CHF is one of the leading providers of humanitarian aid and developmental assistance and over the past 10 years has been enhancing the agro-business industry, combating child labor, empowering small businesses, and reconstructing post-civil war civilian infrastructure.

About CHF International: CHF has been implementing a range of programs in Lebanon since 1994 that were aimed at addressing dangerous child labor practices in rural areas, empowering small businesses, improving environment management services and strengthening Lebanon’s agribusiness industry.

Founded in 1952, CHF International serves as a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low and moderate income communities around the world, helping families improve their economic circumstances, environment and infrastructure. The organization provides technical expertise and leadership in international development, including critical emergency management following disasters and civil conflict. CHF has worked in 100 countries worldwide since its inception.