Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund

 

Since April 2004, American Jewish World Service has been partnering with international organizations that have gained access to the many displaced people in Sudan and Chad.

AJWS has also established strong partnerships with local organizations and is directly supporting community-led initiatives in Darfur. Recognizing that humanitarian aid is crucial but will not stop the genocide, AJWS is also engaged in a domestic education and advocacy campaign to put pressure on United States and world leaders to end the crisis. To date, AJWS has raised more than $6.7 million for humanitarian aid, education and advocacy. With your support, AJWS is:

  • Preventing sexual violence against women and offering post-trauma and reproductive health services
  • Training health workers to implement practices to reduce HIV transmission; address the consequences of sexual violence; and provide psychosocial support for women and children.
  • Developing viable options to reduce gender-based violence.
  • Providing emergency, preventative and basic healthcare, nutrition and reproductive health services and counseling
  • Increasing the capacity of hospitals to provide care to inpatients and providing training to Chadian Ministry of Health staff.
  • Hiring a health coordinator to monitor the implementation of reproductive health activities in the refugee population centers in Chad.
  • Improving access to clean water, enhancing camp sanitation facilities and advancing education and management of public health issues
  • Improving displaced and vulnerable populations' access to water and sanitation facilities along both sides of the Sudan/Chad border. Constructing water pumps and teaching local populations how to operate and maintain them.
  • Creating safe spaces for educational and livelihood activities, protecting vulnerable populations from exploitation
  • Facilitating recreational and social activities in two IDP camps to improve the psychological and social well-being of children, youth and women, and build community leadership.
  • Building partnerships among local, national and international non-governmental organizations to strengthen child protection activities.
  • Providing sustainable assistance to those in need, supporting community-led initiatives and building local capacity
  • Building civil society by identifying and training members of the displaced community to lead education and health care programs for women and children in the camps.
  • Decreasing women's dependency on aid through livelihood initiatives directly tied to health programs and ensuring strong collaboration between host community and IDP families.

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