Mohammed Sabe, the Gaza Program Manager for Global Communities/CHF spent the last three days overseeing emergency food distributions for vulnerable families in Gaza. Over the three days, Mohammed and his team not only distributed aid to more than 47,500 recipients, he ensured the safety of his staff and those receiving aid.
Through the Colombia Responde program, Global Communities/CHF is helping the local the municipalities of El Carmen de Bolivar, San Jacinto, San Onofre and Ovejas to implement an institutional strengthening process to increase their financial capacity. This is occurring as part of the National Consolidation Policy set down by the government of Colombia to guide local government modernization.
It’s a weekday morning under a blazing sun and Jean Francklin Cadet is pacing up and down the corridors of his house waiting to give his feedback on the debris removal undertaken in his neighborhood. Before the earthquake, Cadet lived a four-bedroom house. After the disaster he tried to remove the debris himself, but soon ran out of money. He was only able to complete the work with the help of CHF.
CHF International brought of all of its partners together to celebrate the Green Apple Day of Service to improve schools and promote environmental sustainability in northern Colombia. CHF staff in Colombia worked with teams of volunteers in partnership with the following schools and local governments:
Department of Bolivar
“My mother used to have me hold out my open palm to try to catch the breeze. It never worked. Of course there will be nothing there, because you have nothing if you keep your hand open all the time. You have to use your hands to work, to make yourself better. 10,000 Women has helped me put my hands to work and formulate my mission, vision, objective and goals for myself” - Kabeh Sumbo
By Brian English, Director, Program Innovation, CHF International
Located in South Central (SC) Iraq, Kerbala city is the capital of the Kerbala governorate and is considered a sacred city among Shia Muslims. As a result, local council (LC) officials focus on the construction and maintenance of religious shrines, often over the needs of their communities. Unfortunately, few incentives exist for LC members to even investigate community ser-vice needs, since they were appointed years ago and have not been subjected to elections.
By Maria Mercedes Garcia
By Mohamed Al Sharef, Agriculture Team Leader, CHF International - West Bank and Gaza
By Vlad Dandu
Pacifique attends the Muhango District Amahoro playgroup daily where he socializes and learns alongside 124 other children ages 3-6. One could not tell he is 9 years old since he is of similar height and weight as most 6 year old boys of the group.
By David Weiss, President and CEO of CHF International
CHF International’s Asset Building Group methodology is an approach to rapid economic recovery and development that has become increasingly integrated into CHF’s East Africa portfolio. Developed by CHF’s Economic Development Unit and the Office of Humanitarian Assistance as an approach for group based economic development in both a local livelihoods and disaster assistance and relief contexts, the Asset Building Group (ABG) methodology provides a group of households with a productive asset as a means of stabilizing incomes and providing a basis for income generation and future growth.
WITINYA, which in Kinyarwanda means “have no fear,” began its activities in 2005, as a group of neighbors infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS who came together to form an association with the purpose of social support and encouraging positive living. Seven years later, they are part of a thriving and self-sustaining cooperative in the District of Bugesera, in Rwanda.
The CHF International 2011 Annual Report is now available. This year, we have chosen as our theme Partnership in a Changing World. Partnership is at the core of CHF’s work and in a rapidly changing global environment, partnership is more important than ever. In his introductory letter, David Weiss, President and CEO of CHF International spells out our commitment to partnering to create positive change around the world:
I. Executive Summary
I. Executive Summary
- EXCECUTIVE SUMMARY
Nutrition Situation Overview. As significant scale-up of emergency response since September/October 2011, in combination with the off season harvest and the Deyr (October-December) 2011 harvest has had a considerable impact on improving food access, acute malnutrition, and mortality levels in the southern Somali population.
As a result, famine outcomes characterized by evidence of of all three of the following outcomes, based on the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) version 2.0, are no longer existent in Southern Somalia:
I. Project Background
A. About the PCAP Project
ISSUE BRIEF: The 21st Century Urban Disaster: More disasters, more devastating, more expensive, more complex – how are aid agencies responding?
CHF International Releases Issue Brief on the Increasingly Complex Nature of Humanitarian Responses to Urban Disasters; Profiles innovative Katye Program