US$145.00raised of $2,000.00 goal
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The Global Refugee Leaders Forum has been documenting issues related to refugees in eastern DRC since 2020. We estimate that there are about 700,000 refugees in Eastern DRC, of which only 100,000 are known to the Congolese government and about 85% of them are women and children. Women and children are at the highest risk and we need to act now in order to save their lives. They are suffering from hunger, diseases, and many have no shelter. Many have also experienced rape, and survivors suffer horrible physical and mental health traumas. Women and girls that do not get the right treatment and stay in such precarious conditions often lose their lives.
Our aim is to help refugee women with access to medical treatment, shelter, and food.We have set up regular meetings at our office in Goma where women can come together to connect, and to receive counseling and training for certain income generating activities. Our goal is continue increasing women’s access to both mental and physical health resources, to ensure basic needs are met by providing food and sheltering options, and to assist in training and creating income generating activities. Your donation will make a profound difference in the lives of refugee women in Eastern DRC.
About the Global Refugee Leaders Forum:
Global Refugee Leaders Forum is a collective of refugee leaders working to advance the the rights, the protection and well-being of refugees in Central and East Africa. Global Refugee Leaders Forum started in 2019 and currently is working on issues affecting refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Eastern DRC.
We are based in Kituku, Kyeshoro, and Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
You can learn more about us at www.globalrefugeeleaders.org
A Note from the Campaign Owner:
I want to acknowledge that the key factor in why I am hosting this campaign is that the opportunity to do so is not available to people who live outside a select number of “wealthy” countries. I admire and support the work of the Global Refugee Leaders Forum and it maddens me that, as a Canadian, as a white person, I am put in the position of financial intermediary for an organization that is acutely aware of what their community needs and is bold enough to ask for it.
- Nina Poletti
Thank you to our donors!Update posted by Nina Poletti at 04:51 pm
Brief Report of the donations We launched this fundraising campaign in order to address some of the urgent challenges faced by refugee women victims of rape in Goma, the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the time that we launched that campaign in June, 2021, Goma had just suffered an earthquake. . . . .