$2000 Provides Heaters & Blankets for 4 Shelters!

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MADRE operates a network of shelters in Iraq. The network provides secure transportation, shelter, food and clothing for women and their children who are fleeing their homes. Our partners there have informed us that there is an urgent need for blankets and heaters due to the plunging temperatures and lack of supplies. Four shelters need a total of 40 blankets and 12 heaters. Your help will enable us to purchase and distribute these desperately needed relief materials.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Winter is coming in Iraq and temperatures are plunging. At the women shelters we support, there is an urgent need for blankets and heaters. Currently, there are four safe houses that need a total of 40 blankets and 12 heaters. This project will provide the needed supplies for roughly 40 women and their children, who have arrived at the shelters with almost nothing after fleeing life-threatening violence, to stay warm this winter.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will provide 40 blankets and 12 heaters for four women shelters in Iraq. These supplies will benefit roughly 40 women and their children this cold winter.

Potential Long Term Impact

In addition to covering the costs of immediate needs such as medical care, food and shelter, these projects use human rights training programs to empower women to extend support to other victims and build the skills to be agents of change. Through these programs, women build their capacity to advocate for the full range of women's rights.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.



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Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan
In Iraq and Afghanistan, MADRE is providing women threatened by violence with the support necessary to escape to safety and begin rebuilding their lives. With allies and an escape route, survivors of gender-based violence move from seeing themselves as victims of abuse to knowing that they can create positive change. This project strengthens women's capacity to demand their rights to political participation and freedom from all forms of violence. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

Yifat Susskind

New York, New York United States

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