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Helping Women and Families Heal in Gaza

Posted on: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Keywords: Palestine, Gaza, Middle East, Women's Health, Emergency Relief, Reproductive Rights

When we called for help responding to the emergency in Gaza, you answered. Thank you. You made it possible for us to bring urgent aid to women and families there, through our partners at the Palestinian Medical Relief Society. Eight weeks of deadly...

Aid and Shelter for Women Fleeing ISIS

Posted on: Friday, September 12, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Combating Violence Against Women, Emergency Relief

When ISIS militants invaded Iraq earlier this summer, the whole world was taken by surprise. No government or big aid agency was prepared for the crisis. But because of you, we were able to respond immediately. Thanks to our on-the-ground...

MADRE Condemns US Airstrikes in Iraq

Posted on: Friday, August 8, 2014

Keywords: Iraq, Middle East, Emergency Relief

The US has launched airstrikes in Iraq, in an attempt to destroy artillery installments of ISIS, an extremist militant group. MADRE calls for an end to these strikes and for an urgent re-prioritization of humanitarian aid efforts. As ISIS has advanced...

MADRE Calls for an End to Israel's Ground Assault on Gaza and for a Permanent Ceasefire

Posted on: Friday, July 18, 2014

Keywords: Palestine, Gaza, Middle East, Peace Building, Emergency Relief

Israel has launched a ground operation in Gaza, a drastic escalation of violence. More than 260 Palestinians and two Israelis have been killed in less than two weeks. The majority of the dead since Israeli airstrikes began in Gaza have been civilians,...

Three Steps to Build Resilience Through Your Giving

Posted on: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Humanitarian Aid, Activist, Human Rights Advocacy

You are a person who cares. You see injustice and people suffering, all over the world, and you know it’s not right. You go looking for some way to fix it, but you know you can’t do it alone. So...

From Haiti with Love: Words of Support Through the Storm

Posted on: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Here in New York City, we have weathered an overwhelming storm. Throughout the region, streets and homes lie in ruin. Many of us are without electricity and water. The infrastructure we took for granted is gone, and it is hard...

Supporting Social Change After Disaster

Posted on: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Human Rights Advocacy, Emergency Relief

Read our piece on supporting social change that we're sharing at AWID's International Forum.

Sudanese Women Farmers Mobilize to Support Women Facing Famine in Neighboring Somalia

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, Sudan, Environmental Justice

This week, the United Nations declared that the famine in East Africa has spread to a sixth region in Somalia.

Sudanese Women Farmers Point the Way toward Food Security Worldwide: "As mothers and as farmers, the future depends on us."

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, Sudan, Environmental Justice

It's hard to imagine any bright spots in the midst of the famine that has gripped the Horn of Africa this summer.

Emergency Aid for Families in Famine-Hit Communities

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Famine, Emergency Relief

We have great news from our partners at Womankind Kenya!

Local Women's Organizations in Kenya and Sudan Connect Through MADRE (Video)

Posted on: Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, Sudan, Environmental Justice

Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of Womankind Kenya Receives a Gift from Zenab for Women in Development.

East Africa's Unnatural Disaster

Posted on: Friday, September 2, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

This famine is more than just a "natural" disaster. Its roots are man-made.

Underreported and Unchecked: Sexual Violence against Somali Refugee Women

Posted on: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Combating Violence Against Women

Amal left her village in Somalia when she realized that there was nothing left there for her.

The Avoidable Famine: Emergency Response Must Address Root Causes of Environmental Disasters

Posted on: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

This famine could have been avoided. The starvation is the result of a perfect storm of climate change, political chaos and bad economic policies.

MADRE Staff Returns with Updates from Drought-Stricken Kenya

Posted on: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

Today, MADRE staff returned from a week-long trip to Kenya.

MADRE Meets With Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji of Womankind Kenya (Video)

Posted on: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

Hubbie discusses the various challenges women and their families face as they flee the famine in Somalia.

Water and Food Still Urgently Needed; Executive Director Yifat Susskind Shares an Update from Kenya

Posted on: Monday, August 15, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya

This week, MADRE staff are in Kenya visiting our sister organizations

Help Families Fleeing Famine in Somalia

Posted on: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

A famine is raging in East Africa. You can help.

MADRE Supporters Bring Aid to Famine Survivors

Posted on: Thursday, August 4, 2011

Keywords: Somalia, Africa, Emergency Relief, Human Rights Advocacy, Famine

An update from our partner organization in Kenya, Womankind.

Famine Spreads in Somalia: You Can Help

Posted on: Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change, UN

The United Nations just declared famine in another three areas in Somalia...

Help MADRE Spread the Word: Confront the Famine in Somalia

Posted on: Monday, August 1, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Famine, Emergency Relief

Please take this opportunity to give as generously as you can.

Grassroots Women Mobilizing Support for Survivors of Famine

Posted on: Friday, July 29, 2011

Keywords: Africa, Emergency Relief, Kenya, Climate Change

An update from our partner organization, Womankind Kenya

Help Survivors of the Famine in Somalia

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2011

Keywords: Kenya, Africa, Environmental Justice, Water Rights, Climate Change, Famine, Emergency Relief

Our partners in Kenya are mobilizing urgently to give life-saving aid to people suffering in the famine in East Africa.

MADRE Members Supply Anti-Cholera Kits for Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Women's Health

Your support is already helping Haitians to survive regular, torrential rains.

Meet MADRE: Women as First Responders to Conflict and Disaster

Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Keywords: Sudan, Iraq, Nicaragua, Emergency Relief, Women Human Rights Defenders

Recently, MADRE launched the new

It's Hurricane Season Again, But This Time It Can Be Different

Posted on: Friday, June 24, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Hurricane season begins this month, and in Haiti's displacement camps, people have begun to look fearfully toward the skies.

Project Update: Health Care for Women in Pakistan's Displacement Camps

Posted on: Friday, March 18, 2011

Keywords: Pakistan, Asia, Emergency Relief

For the millions of Pakistani people still living through the aftermath of last summer’s floods, the crisis continues. Families have been separated, and communities are struggling to rebuild. Almost 10 million of those affected are women, many still living in...

Take Action: Maintain Funding for Humanitarian Assistance Programs

Posted on: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Keywords: Emergency Relief, US Foreign Policy

This call to action has been initiated by the Women's Refugee Commission. Take action, and ask your senators to maintain current funding for life-saving humanitarian assistance programs. These efforts have been historically underfunded at less than 1 percent of the...

Pakistan Update: Spotlight On Women-Specific Flood Relief

Posted on: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Asia, Emergency Relief, Women's Health

MADRE's ally in Pakistan, Shirkat Gah was one of the first agencies on the scene in many of the worst-hit areas. Mobile medical clinics and food distribution centers have been established, and now Shirkat Gah is focusing on women.

Pakistan: Relief from the Floods, Project Update

Posted on: Monday, August 30, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Asia, Water Rights

Here is an update on MADRE and Shirkat Gah flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

Pakistan: The Disaster, and the Way Out

Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Asia

This statement was put out by Labour Party Pakistan (Karachi), National Trade Union Federation.Contact: ntufpak@gmail.com The recent floods represent the worst disaster in Pakistan’s history. The country has been devastated from the Northern Areas to its Southern tip. The State, stripped...

Take Action: Don't Let the Taliban Benefit from the Flood Crisis - Send More Aid to Pakistan

Posted on: Monday, August 23, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Asia, Water Rights

Lack of aid to Pakistan could have dire effects for women and girls.

Update: Pakistan Flooding

Posted on: Thursday, August 19, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Asia, Water Rights

Yesterday, we asked for your help responding to the flooding in Pakistan. We're getting new information from our friends at Shirkat Gah all the time. Here is an update on the situation.

Women in Pakistan need you

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief, Environmental Justice, Asia, Water Rights

Monsoon flooding has devastated over a quarter of the land in Pakistan, including its agricultural heartland and remote mountainous areas.  The Pakistani government estimates that 20 million people will be affected by this disaster, and 3.5 million children are at...

Photos: MADRE Partners in Haiti Organize Sit-In

Posted on: Friday, August 13, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Human Rights Advocacy

Early yesterday morning, MADRE partner and grassroots Haitian women's organizations KOFAVIV and FAVILEK organized a sit-in at the Haitian national palace to demand shelter for earthquake survivors and action to end the gender-based violence that is so common in the camps.

Event: Focus on Haiti: The Road to Recovery - A Six Month Review

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Event, US Foreign Policy

Six months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, participants will share with members of the CBC their perspectives on how U.S. policy can best advance Haitian efforts to strengthen housing, agriculture, justice, health, gender equality and overall reconstruction initiatives in post-earthquake Haiti.

Project Update: Emergency Aid Distribution in Guatemala

Posted on: Thursday, July 8, 2010

Keywords: Guatemala, Emergency Relief, Latin America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

In Guatemala, as many as 112,000 people were forced from their homes following a devastating volcanic eruption and tropical storm last month. In the communities where our sister organization, the Women Workers' Committee, works, an estimated 800 homes were destroyed,...

Testifying for Haitian Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

Keywords: UN, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

This week, MADRE and our partners are in Geneva at the 14th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Malya Villard-Appolon, a Haitian women’s rights activist and MADRE partner who has lived in the camps...

MADRE Partner from Haiti Testifies Before the UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

Keywords: UN, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Today, Malya Villard-Appolon, a Haitian women’s rights activist and MADRE partner who has lived in the camps for displaced people since the earthquake destroyed her home in January, is testifying before representatives from the Human Rights Council in Geneva.Malya, a...

Send Emergency Aid to Women and Families in Guatemala

Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Guatemala, Latin America, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

Emergency in GuatemalaSandra Gonzalez, our partner from the Women Workers' Committee near Guatemala City, called me earlier today. She sounded exhausted. Last Thursday, a volcano erupted in Guatemala, spewing rocks and lava and blanketing the capital in black ash. Just...

US Delegation Finds Inadequate Response and "Victim-Blaming" Approach to Rapes in Haitian Displacement Camps

Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Lawyers collect rape survivor accounts and plan legal strategy   LAWYER’S EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE NETWORK For Immediate Release         May 17, 2010Contacts: Marie St. Cyr, Board Member & Lisa Davis, Human Rights Advocacy Fellow, MADRE(212) 627-0444, lisadavisnyc@gmail.com Blaine Bookey, Institute for Justice &...

Conversation with Haitian Partner: Women's Clinic Providing Ongoing Treatment for Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Lise Marie Déjean, director SOFA, a MADRE sister organization in Haiti.MADRE is working with SOFA, a national Haitian women's organization, to provide medical services to earthquake survivors. SOFA and MADRE partnered...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction: Executive Summary

Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Human Rights Advocacy, Emergency Relief

The Executive Summary of "Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction," a Gender Shadow Report in response to the 2010 Haiti Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). Haiti at a Crossroads On January 12, 2010 the...

Press Conference on Haiti Reconstruction Featuring Edwidge Danticat and Marie St. Cyr

Posted on: Monday, March 29, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

As donor nations gather in New York this week for a major conference on reconstruction in Haiti, Haitian women are demanding that their voices be heard in all phases of the deliberation.  To amplify their call, a ...

Event: A Call for the Inclusion of Haitian Women in International Donor Meeting

Posted on: Friday, March 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

As donor nations gather in New York for a major conference on reconstruction in Haiti, Haitian women are demanding that their voices be heard in all phases of the deliberation.  To amplify their call, a coalition of Haitian and international...

Determining Long-Term Health Care Needs for Women in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

MADRE is continuing to partner with Circle of Health International (COHI) to support women's health volunteer teams in Fonds Parisien, Haiti.The teams are working to build and maintain a stable, sustainable response to women's health needs in the aftermath of...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

An Open Letter to Donors of the Haiti ReconstructionWe are a coalition of women from diverse backgrounds working both on the ground in Haiti and within the international arena. As organizations committed to partnering with Haitian women to ensure their...

Forthcoming: Gender Shadow Report on Haiti Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In recent weeks, Haitian government officials and global stakeholders representatives have worked to draft a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to serve as a blueprint for Haiti’s reconstruction. Although the PDNA is comprised of eight themes: governance, productive sectors, social sectors,...

MADRE to Haiti Donors: Respect Women's Human Rights in Recovery Policies

Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In advance of a crucial donors' conference on Haiti, 300 organizations today joined together and submitted a two-page letter of principles to participating states.  MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, participated in this...

Haiti NGO Letter to the Donors' Conference

Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America & Caribbean, Haiti, Economic Development, Emergency Relief

MADRE joined organizations from around the world in calling on the Donors' Conference on Haiti to adopt a human rights-based approach to rebuilding Haiti. Attendees of the conference include: United States, Canada, France, Japan, EU (presidency with Spain until July...

Haiti: Women's Health Delegation Continues to Provide Support to Haitian Clinic

Posted on: Thursday, March 11, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

The women's health delegation is still in Haiti. New volunteers arrived at the end of February, relieving members of the volunteer team who had arrived immediately following the earthquake. The maternity ward has been moved to a larger part of...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership Are Institutionalized in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Keywords: UN, CSW, Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is working with our partners in Haiti and with a coalition of women's organizations to ensure that Haitian women's human rights are upheld in all of the relief and reconstruction programs being undertaken in Haiti. The coalition submitted this...

Bringing Aid to a Young Mother in Haiti

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is working with the Feminist Solidarity Camp (a international network of women's rights organizations) to distribute supplies to women, children and families in Haiti.Our teams provided tents and plastic roofing to Dr. Pape of GHESKIO so that he could...

Providing Tents for an Orphanage and a Women's Health Clinic in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

MADRE is working with the Feminist Solidarity Camp (a international network of women's rights organizations) to distribute supplies to women, children and families in Haiti.In Carrefour, a poor, mostly residential district in the greater metropolitain area of Port-au-Prince, our team...

Event: A Voice for Ayiti

Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Event, International Womens Day

Join MADRE and MADRE members at a benefit event for relief work in Haiti.HarmoNYom in association with Drom & WKCR 89.9 FM Present "A VOICE FOR AYITI"An incredible BENEFIT CONCERT On MONDAY MARCH 8 From 6:00 PM to MIDNIGHT(International Women's...

Women's Health Volunteer Teams Distributing Supplies

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

The women's health volunteer teams are still on the ground in Haiti, and the team in the clinic is seeing about 50 patients daily. The teams have been training local clinicians to ensure they are prepared to respond to needs...

Haiti: Zanmi Lasante Clinic Staff Continuing to Provide Around the Clock Care

Posted on: Thursday, February 11, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Zanmi Lasante staff continue to work around the clock to provide care to the many injured and sick still arriving at Port-au-Prince's General Hospital (HUEH), as well as at their clinics and at field hospitals they set up during the...

Women's Health Delegation Working to Provide Pregnant Haitian Women with Critical Support

Posted on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Womens Health

Several teams of MADRE-supported health workers are still on the ground in Haiti. Two new volunteers arrived yesterday. The medical volunteers are working out of a local clinic and treating 350 patients each day. The women's health teams are seeing...

Policy Recommendations to Address Critical Security Concerns and Needs of Women Human Rights Defenders in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, February 4, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Women Human Rights Defenders

A position statement from the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. MADRE is a member of this coalition.POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL SECURITY CONCERNS AND NEEDS OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN HAITI  IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 12 JANUARY...

Tents distributed for use as health clinics and shelters in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

The Myriam Merlet, Anne Marie Coriolan and Magali Marcelin Feminist International Camp is currently working to distribute tents in Haiti. The tents will be used as both health clinics and shelters. In addition to a resource distribution center, the Camp...

Aid is Power. Who Do You Want to Empower?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe like the earthquake in Haiti, you’re focused on one question: How can I help? It’s the right question, but the answer isn’t always what it seems. Many people assume that donating to a...

Haiti: Meeting Medical Needs Around the Country

Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Equipping Medical Staff in HaitiMADRE has been working with Partners in Health to support Zanmi Lasante as they continue providing emergency care for the earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince and for those who have managed to flee the city. Through the...

Broadcasting Live from Haiti--Tune In!

Posted on: Friday, January 29, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Earlier this week, we mentioned that a network of women’s rights activists and organizations—in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the broader Latin American and Caribbean region and around the world—have come together with MADRE to launch an incredible project in response...

Women's Human Rights Are Key to Successful Reconstruction in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In the traumatic weeks after the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, survivors have endured the loss of loved ones, severe injuries, shortages of food and water, collapsed homes and constant fear of renewed aftershocks. Through it all, we...

myMADRE Quick Post: Edwidge Danticat in the New Yorker

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Edwidge Danticat, author and MADRE supporter, has written a beautiful piece in the New Yorker about her cousin Maxo, whom she recently lost in the earthquake in Haiti."This generosity, along with the Haitian sense of kindness and community, is perhaps...

Notes From Our Partner in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director of Partners in Health, arrived in Haiti on Friday, January 22 to meet with staff and volunteers and to assess Zanmi Lasante's needs for the coming weeks and months.MADRE is providing emergency support to Zanmi Lasante,...

Women's Health Delegation Working Around the Clock to Provide Emergency Care to Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

The women's health delegation arrived in Jimani, Dominican Republic last Tuesday, and they immediately began working around the clock to provide emergency services to the many busloads of people who had fled Haiti. The team has since arrived in Fonds...

International Feminist Solidarity in Action with Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is part of a newly-launched effort by women’s groups to open a Feminist International Solidarity Camp on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border.This initiative will work to direct resources and to open lines of communication with Haitian women.  In particular, the...

MADRE-Supported Midwife Volunteers Fill a Vital Need in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is supporting a delegation of midwives and maternal health practitioners. Four members of the first team of midwives and maternal health providers have arrived in the border town of Jimani, and three more are scheduled to arrive this weekend....

Haiti Earthquake Relief: MADRE's Ongoing Response

Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Over a week after the massive earthquake struck Haiti, the need for life-saving medical services remains overwhelming. Casualty estimates have risen. The death toll may be as high as 200,000 and the number of injured and homeless is in the...

Hospital in Port-au-Prince Open to Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is working with Partners in Health to support Zanmi Lasante as they continue providing emergency care for the earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince and for those who have managed to flee the city.At HUEH, the general hospital in Port-au-Prince, there...

Health Practitioners Mobilize to Provide Urgent Services

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Nearly a week after the massive earthquake struck Haiti, the need for life-saving medical services is overwhelming.  Casualty estimates have risen, now reflecting a death toll of 200,000, and the number of injured and homeless is in the millions.MADRE partners...

Update on Medical Professionals Traveling to Haiti

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE continues to respond to the cataclysmic earthquake that struck Haiti this week on Tuesday January 12.  MADRE is partnering with Circle of Health International (COHI) to send a team of midwives, women’s health providers and public health professionals in...

After the Quake, Depend on Women

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Editor’s Note: MADRE, an international women's human rights group, is working with the Haitian relief organization, Zanmi Lasante, to bring humanitarian aid into the country overland from the Dominican Republic.   In the wake of disasters like the catastrophic earthquake...

Haiti Earthquake Relief: Why Give to MADRE

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In the wake of disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti, it is often comforting to see big international agencies taking charge of relief and reconstruction efforts. No doubt international agencies—with their resources, know-how, heavy machinery, and access to...

Sending Medical Professionals to Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE is collaborating with Partners in Health to send a team of medical personnel to Haiti. In particular, surgeons (especially trauma/orthopedic surgeons), ER doctors and nurses, and full surgical teams (including anesthesiologists, scrub and post-op nurses, and nurse anesthetists) are...

Update on Relief Efforts in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

MADRE’s Emergency Medical Relief Effort is Reaching Earthquake Surviviors in Haiti. We Need Your Help to Save More Lives.You may be wondering whether MADRE is actually able to transport emergency relief given Haiti’s decimated infrastructure.We have determined that our partner...

Haiti Earthquake Wreaks Massive Devastation; Women's Organizations Respond

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti yesterday, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere's poorest country. The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti, and thousands are...

Emergency in Haiti! Please send humanitarian aid

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti yesterday, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere’s poorest country. The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti. MADRE has activated an emergency response through our...

You and MADRE in 2010

Posted on: Thursday, January 7, 2010

Keywords: Sudan, Kenya, Guatemala, Palestine, Nicaragua, Panama, Iraq, Colombia, Afghanistan, Emergency Relief

Make this the year that you become an unstoppable force for women’s human rights.When you partner with MADRE in 2010, you’ll: Save lives, Build lasting solutions to violence and poverty, and Join the world’s bravest women in making human rights...

Saving Lives in Nicaragua: Preparing for Hurricane Season

Posted on: Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Keywords: Nicaragua, Latin America & Caribbean, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, Water Rights, Emergency Relief

Deadly WaterHouses submerged entirely in floodwaters. Whole villages leveled by winds gusting more than 160 miles per hour. These are often the images that come to mind when we think about the devastation caused by a hurricane in a poor...

Palestine: Gaza Emergency Relief, Project Update - Zakher Association

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

Shortly after the Israeli ground offensive in Gaza began in January of 2009, the Zakher Association, a Gazan women’s rights organization, reached out to MADRE to request emergency relief for the women and families in the communities where the organization...

Crisis in Sri Lanka

Posted on: Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Sri Lanka

Yesterday, tens of thousands of women and families began pouring out of the war zone in northern Sri Lanka, where they have been trapped for months. These families need our help immediately. They are traumatized and hungry. Many are sick...

Humanitarian Crisis Renewed in Darfur

Posted on: Monday, March 9, 2009

Keywords: Darfur, Sudan, Africa, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Food Sovereignty, Water Rights

Sudan's President Bashir just expelled 13 international aid organizations from Darfur - and he's now threatening to expel even more.Over one million people in Darfur depend on these aid groups every day for food, water and health services. But in...

MADRE Co-Sponsors a Delegation to Gaza

Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief

MADRE is co-sponosoring Codepink's delegation to Gaza where they are meeting with several organizations, including MADRE's partner organization in Gaza, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society.From Codepink's website:Itinerary:    Meet up in Cairo, Egypt on March 5    Travel to Gaza on March...

Palestine: Gaza Emergency Relief, Project Update

Posted on: Monday, February 16, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

Just days after the Israeli airstrikes against Gaza began, MADRE was working to facilitate an emergency response to the rising crisis. Relying on a well-established partnership with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), MADRE was able to channel support from...

MADRE's sister organization in Gaza outlines 12 month plan to address massive medical and humanitarian crisis left by invasion

Posted on: Monday, January 19, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

While the bombardment of Gaza is currently halted, the impact of a month of ceaseless violence against women and families is catastrophic. MADRE's sister organization, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, has assessed the most critical needs of the population and...

Israeli military operation advancing towards PMRS head office in Gaza

Posted on: Thursday, January 15, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

An update from our sister organization in Gaza, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS): Ramallah, 15/01/09: Today, the Israeli military operation in Gaza has entered its twentieth day. It is the heaviest and most destructive day thus far and seriously...

MADRE Condemns the Assassination of Indigenous Activist in Colombia

Posted on: Thursday, January 15, 2009

Keywords: Colombia, Indigenous Rights, Emergency Relief

On December 16, 2008, Edwin Legarda was killed by Colombian army personnel when they fired 17 shots into the vehicle he was driving.  He was the husband of Indigenous human rights defender Aida Quilcue, who had recently returned from testifying...

Israel's use of non-conventional weapons in Gaza

Posted on: Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

An update from our sister organization in Gaza, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS): There is growing evidence that the Israeli army is using non-conventional weapons in its assault on Gaza according to a report released on Friday 9 January...

Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Posted on: Saturday, January 10, 2009

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

An update from our sister organization in Gaza, the Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS):Saturday morning, the 27th of December, Israel started a massive offensive in the Gaza Strip, leaving behind death, destruction and intense suffering. Israeli military planes carried out...

Israeli Airstrikes Increase Cycle of Violence

Posted on: Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Keywords: Palestine, Israel, Peace Building, Middle East, Emergency Relief, Gaza

MADRE condemns the latest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and the on-going Hamas rocket-fire into Israel.  MADRE calls for a halt to all violence against civilians.  Both the Hamas rocket attacks and the Israeli airstrikes violate international law and further undermine...

Emergency in Pakistan in the Aftermath of a Deadly Earthquake

Posted on: Thursday, October 30, 2008

Keywords: Pakistan, Emergency Relief

An earthquake in Pakistan on Wednesday October 29 spread devastation across communities, as hundreds of lives were lost and nearly 2,000 homes were destroyed.  Rescue workers are struggling through the rubble to locate survivors and provide aid to people who...

Haiti and Cuba: Emergency Response Update

Posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Cuba, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

After a series of storms devastated Haiti and Cuba last month, MADRE members responded. MADRE was able to send emergency aid to our partner organizations in both countries. HaitiCurrent SituationThe five back-to-back storms that hit Haiti in the span of...

Burma Emergency Response Update

Posted on: Sunday, October 5, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

On May 2, Cyclone Nargis made landfall in Burma and caused an estimated 146,000 fatalities and over $10 billion in damages. MADRE supporters responded and MADRE was able to reach out to women and families impacted by the storm...

Haiti's Unnatural Disaster

Posted on: Thursday, September 11, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

We've been doing all we can this week to get emergency support to our partner organizations in Haiti. Haiti—the poorest in the hemisphere—has been slammed by four major storms in the past month. More than 1,000 people have...

Haiti Slammed by Four Severe Storms; Women's Organization Launches Emergency Response with Local Groups

Posted on: Monday, September 8, 2008

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean

September 8, 2008-New York, NY-With the impact of Hurricane Ike over the weekend, Haiti has been hit by four severe storms in less than four weeks. The most recent heavy flooding has killed another 50 people, pushing the death toll...

Burma: Cyclone Nargis Emergency Response Update

Posted on: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

The repeated obstruction of international aid efforts in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Burma meant that cyclone survivors lacking access to food, water, sanitation, and shelter relied heavily on monasteries, churches, and NGOs for support. In response to the...

MADRE Partners Rescuing Children from Traffickers

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

More than a month after Cyclone Nargis, Burma's ruling military junta (the SPDC) has allowed only a few international aid agencies to distribute relief items to survivors. Moreover, because the SPDC is confiscating and selling humanitarian supplies, it is estimated...

Solving the Global Food Crisis Starts with Women's Rights

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty, Emergency Relief

A version of this article was distributed through the Progressive Media Project. Ana Chumba is facing a choice that no mother should ever have to make: whether to feed her daughter or send her to school. Ana is a...

As UN Summit Ends, MADRE Emphasizes Women's Rights as Central to Resolving Global Food Crisis

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Guatemala, Haiti, Sudan, Iraq, Emergency Relief, Food Sovereignty

June 5, 2008—New York, NY—Today, as more than 40 world leaders gathered in Rome wrap up a United Nations summit on the global food crisis, MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, emphasizes that small-scale women farmers should be central...

In the Aftermath of the Cyclone, Burmese Women's Groups Mobilize

Posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Keywords: Burma, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief

In the more than two weeks since Tropical Cyclone Nargis slammed the coast of Burma, the details of the devastation have continued to emerge. Reports show that, in the hard-hit Irrawaddy Delta, food crops such as rice have been destroyed,...

Death Toll in Burma 22,000 and Rising; Women's Leadership in Response to Deadly Cyclone

Posted on: Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Burma, Emergency Relief

Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Burma on Saturday May 3 with winds of up to 120 miles per hour, and the death toll has been reported as over 22,000 and climbing. The force of the storm set off a tidal wave...

Hurricane Felix's First Responders

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

This MADRE article was published by CounterPunch, ZNet, Common Dreams and Portside. A 50–year–old Miskito woman named Rose Cunningham, was the early warning system for dozens of impoverished Nicaraguan communities that took...

Hurricane Felix Tears through Nicaragua; Local Communities Destroyed

Posted on: Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

September 5, 2007 — New York — As Hurricane Felix made landfall on Tuesday, pounding the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, the impact of this category five storm reveals the situation of at-risk communities marginalized through discrimination and government neglect. As...

Update on Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Monday, August 20, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Please help Afro-Peruvian and Indigenous families who lost everything in last week's earthquake. We sent you an urgent request for support last week for our Peruvian partner LUNDU, which is working in Afro-Peruvian communities affected by the earthquake. ...

Urgent Request for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

"I opened the door to my house to rescue my children, and the walls caved in, crushing all of them." At 6:40 pm local time yesterday, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit Peru. Among the towns...

MADRE Makes Urgent Call for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

August 16, 2007—New York—In the wake of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake that struck Peru at 6:40 pm local time yesterday, MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, today put out a call for emergency aid for the victims. Among the towns...

Prioritizing Women's Human Rights in Times of Disaster: Problems & Solutions

Posted on: Friday, November 10, 2006

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief

When we examine "natural disasters" from the perspective of survivors, we see that disasters are ultimately not a force of nature, but a failure of government—a failure to ensure safe infrastructure, social services, and human rights for all. Indeed, the...

A Women's Rights-based Approach to Climate Change: What Do Women's Human Rights have to do with Global Warming?

Posted on: Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief, Climate Change

Women living in poverty are the most threatened by the dangers that stem from global warming. They are also key actors in ensuring their communities' ability to cope with and adapt to climate change. When we approach climate...

MADRE Launches Disaster Fund that Advances Women's Rights

Posted on: Thursday, June 1, 2006

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Emergency Relief

June 1, 2006—New York—As millions in vulnerable Caribbean nations and Gulf Coast states brace for hurricane season and survivors of last weekend's earthquake in Indonesia begin their arduous recovery, MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, announces the launch of...

Report Back from Guatemala: The Aftermath of Hurricane Stan

Posted on: Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean

Communities throughout Guatemala were devastated this fall by Hurricane Stan and the horrendous mudslides that followed. Almost half a million people were directly affected by the storm. 35,000 homes were destroyed and an estimated 669 people were killed. In...

After Disaster Relief: 10 Pointers for Charitable Giving that Sustains Social Change

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Economic Justice

The extraordinary disasters that punctuated 2005—the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the mudslides in Central America, and the earthquake in Pakistan to name a few—were each met with an outpouring of charitable giving. This generosity saved thousands of lives and continues...

Architecture of a Failing State

Posted on: Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Bush Administration

The Bush Administration's disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina has focused public attention on a dangerous dynamic in the United States. Like few other events in recent memory, Katrina exposed the giant vacuum created by the government's abdication of its essential...

From Disaster to Development: Community Women's Leadership in Times of Crisis

Posted on: Friday, September 30, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Economic Justice

In the wake of disasters like the Asian tsunami or Hurricane Katrina, we may find it comforting to see big international agencies taking charge of relief and reconstruction efforts. But large-scale relief operations are not always best suited to meet...

MADRE Delivers Emergency Aid to Women and Families in Cuba Devastated by Hurricane Dennis

Posted on: Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Cuba, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE's emergency shipment of humanitarian aid included $744,000 dollars worth of anti-parasite medicine for women and families affected by Hurricane Dennis. At least 16 people in Cuba were killed by the hurricane, which destroyed 150,000 homes and buildings, causing over...

Hurricane Mitch: MADRE Delivers Aid and Supports Community-based Relief Efforts

Posted on: Friday, November 9, 2001

Keywords: Emergency Relief, Nicaragua, Latin America and Caribbean

Hurricane Mitch, one of the most lethal storms of the century, leveled Nicaragua in 1998. In a few days, massive floods and mudslides took tens of thousands of lives, destroyed homes and livelihoods, and left in its...

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