what we do EMERGENCY RELIEF

 "Angels in the War Zones"

“We go WHEN and where other groups refuse to Enter”

What sets Children’s Hunger Relief Fund a part from all of the other hundreds of charities? It isn’t our orphanages around the world, it isn’t the schools we fund globally, or even the micro-loan projects we facilitate in Central America and Africa. No, its our ability to move quickly and undetected into the world’s most dangerous but desperate circumstances.

We make life-threatening trips to the Sudan to deliver life-saving meals, we travel into the chaos Kabul Afghanistan and the surrounding areas in order to help those have given up hope. We send teams to work with our orphanage and school in Juarez Mexico where civil war and drug cartels have threatened the lives of our people working on the ground.

CHRF is committed to serving those who need help the most and make every effort possible to provide life saving relief as quickly as possible to any place in the word that might suffer from a natural disaster or an outbreak of violence.

Safe drinking water, emergency medical assistance, housing and hunger relief are the most critical needs in the wake of a natural disaster, such as the tsunami in Southeast Asia, earthquakes in Haiti, hurricanes in the Caribbean, drought and famine all over Africa, constant wars and fighting in Somalia and the genocide in Sudan. Emergency shelter, medical and survival supplies - for example, cooking and hygiene kits, tools and some means to feed themselves(such as fishing or agricultural supplies) - follow close after.

When disaster occurs, we stand ready to deliver food and other relief to the victims through our corporate partnerships and trained Emergency Response Team. Our seasoned staff knows what to do and how to navigate potential roadblocks. Whenever possible, they work with local networks to ensure that aid gets to the people who need it most quickly and efficiently. In one year alone Children's Hunger Relief Fund delivered more than 950 tons of relief to hurting people in Albania, Burkina Faso, East Timor, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, the US, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  For a closer look at our current relief efforts, see our home page or click on this video.

Please help us care for the children who are affected by natural disasters and outbreaks of violence everywhere.


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Major Quake in Costa Rica:
Death Toll Continues to
Rise - More Still Missing

The official death toll in Costa Rica's strongest earthquake in decades has risen to 30, with a hundred more missing, according to the Cruz Roja Costarricense (Costa Rican Red cross), who is heading the rescue and recovery efforts after the 6.2 quake hit on Thursday at 1:21pm.


Cinchona Completely Disappears Off The Map

The area known as La Cinchona de Sarapiquí, in Alajuela, has been completely destroyed by the forces of nature, practically erasing it off the map.

Apocalyptic! is how the Diario Extra describes the aftermath of Thursday's 6.2 killer quake. More than 30 people have died, more than a 100 are still missing, and more than a 1.000 are housed in shelters. La Cinchona has been completely erased off the map. [Foto: Oldemar Siles]

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FOOD & WATER ARE ALWAYS IN SHORT SUPPLY

Safe drinking water and hunger relief are the most critical needs in the wake of a natural disaster, such as the tsunami in Southeast Asia, earthquakes in the Middle East, hurricanes in the Caribbean or drought and famine in Africa. Emergency shelter, medical and survival supplies - for example, cooking and hygiene kits, tools and some means to feed themselves (such as fishing or agricultural supplies) - follow close after.

When disaster occurs, we stand ready to deliver food and other relief to the victims through our corporate partnerships and trained Emergency Response Team. Our seasoned staff knows what to do and how to navigate potential roadblocks. Whenever possible, they work with local networks to ensure that aid gets to the people who need it most quickly and efficiently.

Last year Children's Hunger Relief Fund delivered more than 950 tons of relief to hurting people in Albania, Burkina Faso, East Timor , Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, the US, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  For a closer look at our current relief efforts, click on any of the links below.

CHRF PARTNERS WITH CHILDREN'S INTERNATIONAL LIFELINE TO MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN HAITI



Over the past year it has been a blessing to see how that the partnership of Children’s Hunger Relief Fund and Children’s International Lifeline has accomplished so much. During the most difficult economic times that we have seen in many years Lifeline has been able to make great strides forward in many directions. My hope is that this letter and the newsletters, which we send you each month, can give you a small glimpse of the enormous impact that your partnership with Lifeline has made.>>More



Somalia - Home of the Worlds Largest Refugee Camp

Its almost impossible to deliver aid into Somalia, one of the more remote and dangerous regions of the world, most non-governmental organizations (NGO's) have left due to the insecurity. The United Nations have had 8 of its staffers and 24 aid workers killed this year. Convoys of food aid are attacked and hi jacked while aid workers face kidnapping or death . . .

Inspite of difficulties and endless challenges: our workers being detained for hours, harrased, endless roadblocks, guns pointed & threatened our team managed to succesfully deliver and distribute 70 000 meals of food aid to 500 internally displaced families seeking refuge in Northern Somalia.>>More

ETHIOPIA:"The Stench of Death Was Everywhere"

Over 2.18 million people now need emergency assistance to survive. Because of the effect that water shortages have had on crops and pastureland, Ethiopia has requested assistance to meet the nutritional needs of people in six of the country’s nine states.

UNICEF estimates six million Ethiopian children under the age of five are at risk of malnutrition and more than 120,000 have only about a month to live. More>>


SUDAN UPDATE: DARFUR CRISIS: Critical Food Shortages Worsen Refugees' Desperate Plight

The brutal Janjaweed militias continue to conduct genocidal campaigns of violence against the people of Darfur in western Sudan .  Recent attacks have also targeted aid workers and relief supplies.  CHRF is one of the only agencies still willing to travel into the region, but air freight costs have skyrocketedworkers. More>>


AFGHANISTAN UPDATE: Taliban Factions Issue Death Warrants against Foreign Aid Workers

Children's Hunger Relief Fund remains active in Afghanistan, where the needs remain critical. The nation is the fifth poorest in the world and almost 50 percent of all Afghan children suffer from malnutrition - which can permanently retard a child's growth and development. There are also 1.6 million orphans in the country, many of whom wander the countryside in groups. There is an urgent need for more feeding programs, orphan care and clean water projects - particularly in the remote mountain areas.  However, Taliban factions have recently increased their death threats against foreign aid workers. More>>