Honeywell says through its Honeywell Hometown Solutions initiative, it will target programs to rebuild destroyed communities and provide necessities for those most affected by the disaster.

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The death toll from the tsunamis has risen above 150,000 and 5 million people have been left homeless with at least 1.8 million people need food aid.

“A tragedy of this scale requires corporate leadership on a global basis,” said Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote in a statement.

“Honeywell will work with local organizations to leverage our expertise in housing and shelter to help rebuild communities in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />South Asia.”