Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies

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The Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) was established in Sri Lanka in April 1997 to serve a membership and has since become a national service provider in the non-profit sector. CHA's field offices are located in 12 districts in the North, South and East in Sri Lanka. In addition its post-tsunami information management centres are located in all affected districts of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.[1]

General profile

CHA represents the resources and work of the humanitarian sector in Sri Lanka. CHA's membership supports and intervenes in the sector across all parts of the country.[1]

CHA is served by a Staff of 153 including professionals with managerial and representational authority, headed by Executive Director Jeevan Thiagarajah.[1]

Main objectives

  • 1. Advocate for peace, human rights and development with specific focus on diversity, fundamental rights and freedom
  • 2. Share the Knowledge and skills particularly in the areas of information gathering, processing and dissemination
  • 3. Facilitate to network the national and international organizations and their resources
  • 4. Assist in post-Tsunami interventions.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "EVOLVING ROLE OF THE NGO SECTOR IN POST-TSUNAMIRECOVERY OF SRI LANKA" (PDF). Mr. Jeevan Thiagarajah Executive Director, The Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies{CHA} at the Sri Lanka Development Forum 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2007-10-14.

External links

  • Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies Website
  • Human Security Report 2003
  • Working Group on Relief Monitoring
  • Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) continues to support Sphere in Sri Lanka

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