Urgent Action: Aid to Women and Children in Darfur



Send aid to Sudanese refugees with MADRE and Zenab, a Sudanese women’s organization. MADRE and Zenab have decades of experience addressing the particular needs of women in humanitarian crises.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The U.N. World Food Program reports that it is cutting food rations to Darfur by 50% due to a lack of funding. MADRE and Zenab are responding to this crisis in El Sieref and other refugee camps. Conditions are horrific: Women face a systematic campaign of gang rape; children fear for their lives; families lack even the most basic necessities, like enclosed toilets; and now they will have even less food than before.

How will this project solve this problem?

MADRE is providing support for: • food and basic supplies; • programs to prevent gender-based sexual violence (including rape); • security and privacy for women and children; and • counseling and play therapy to traumatized children.

Potential Long Term Impact

MADRE’s decades-long experience has taught us that emergencies like this one will leave survivors in crisis for a long time. That’s why we’re supporting the efforts of women’s organizations to provide trauma counseling along with emergency relief.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $39,285

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $39,285 .  The original project funding goal was $37,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Vivian Stromberg

Executive Director
New York, NY United States

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