Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (CHA) was created in 1987 by a team of Afghan volunteers. CHA is now one of the largest national NGOs in Afghanistan with over 2,100 employees and is acknowledged as one of the most relevant organisations for humanitarian assistance and social development in the country.
The aims of CHA are to provide emergency aid for war victims in the field, to assist with the rehabilitation of rural and urban life and to work with communities for sustainable development.
The organisation believes that giving communities ownership over their own development is crucial for sustainable development. Therefore CHA works directly with communities to continuously enable and involve them in projects.
The organisation has long held a commitment to eliminating all forms of discrimination in society, in particular towards women. CHA believes that the participation of women in Afghan society is a crucial step toward achieving democracy, peace, prosperity and development. Gender mainstreaming is, therefore, a key component of the work.