Send Aid to Women and Families in Lebanon and Gaza



Help MADRE deliver urgently needed humanitarian aid—and hope—after a wrenching summer of warfare in the Middle East, to the women and families who suffer the most when war engulfs their communities.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Entire neighborhoods in Lebanon have been destroyed by bombs that killed more than a thousand people. Tens of thousands are homeless, and women struggle to secure the needs of their families as the main sources of food, water, electricity, and medicine have been disrupted. In Gaza also, women are struggling to meet their families’ most basic needs and to maintain some semblance of normalcy for their children through a months-long Israeli military siege, punctuated by periodic bombings.

How will this project solve this problem?

MADRE will work with local women to provide food, shelter, medical care, and trauma counseling; and help amplify their calls for an end to the violence, as the caretakers of communities trapped in horrifying circumstances that they did not create.

Potential Long Term Impact

In a moment when war has strengthened the hands of extremists in the region, we are committed to working with local women from groups in Gaza and Lebanon, who are committed to bringing social justice, equality for women, and peaceful coexistence.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,252

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 $1,252 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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Thanks to 21 donors like you, a total of $1,252 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Vivian Stromberg

Executive Director
New York, NY United States

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