Support Women's Organizations in Myanmar Relief

by MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.
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Summary

MADRE is working with grassroots women's organizations in Myanmar to deliver effective long and medium term support to women and children affected by Cyclone Nargis. Photo (c) Luis Rene Ramirez.
$8,672
total raised
85
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

More than a week after tropical Cyclone Nargis struck, the Burmese government finally allowed relief workers into the country, but continued to limit people's access to humanitarian aid. While international aid agencies are hampered, local women's organizations prepare for the long, hard work of post-disaster relief after large agencies have left.

Solution

MADRE is working with the Women Human Rights Defenders Network and three Burmese women's organizations to reunite families, rebuild shelter, and provide trauma counseling to children.

Long-Term Impact

Post-disaster relief rarely addresses the unique needs faced by women and children. These organizations will be in Myanmar long after the disaster disappears from headlines, ensuring lasting relief that makes a real difference in the lives of many.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.madre.org
More information about the situation in Burma
Women Human Rights Defenders Network

Organization Information

MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.MADRE.org
Project Leader:
Vivian Stromberg
Executive Director
New York, NY United States

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