DETROIT, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life for relief and development locally purchased and distributed hundreds of Emergency Kits containing sleeping bags, bed sheets, water, and hygiene products in Haiti to assist with the relief aid following Hurricane Matthew. LIFE partnered with UK based charity Al-Khair Foundation. Distributions occurred in the cities of Jeremie and Les Cayes in the southwest of Haiti. These two particular areas were hit extremely hard, destroying much of the houses and green vegetation along its path.
"We faced many challenges" said Kareem Shaout, a community relations specialist for Life via email from Haiti. "The roads are difficult to navigate and the need is much greater than anticipated by the international community". Shaout has travelled to Haiti numerous times within the year implementing various projects such as the upkeep of an orphanage funded fully by LIFE in the capital city of Port Au Prince.
"We are proud to have donors who generously contribute during difficult times and staff members who risk themselves at an attempt to reach those in need" said Khalid Turaani, Chief Executive Officer at LIFE. "Emergency disasters like hurricane Matthew calls for urgency, so we welcomed the opportunity to work with partners to maximize relief efforts".
As a non-profit, LIFE has distributed over $300 million in humanitarian aid across 23 countries. LIFE was founded in 1992 and serves as one of the largest and oldest Arab-American charities in the United States. LIFE has a consultative status with the United Nations and multiple partnerships with humanitarian organizations such UNICEF and Americares.
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SOURCE Life for Relief and Development