DPDO News

Women’s Centers featured on BlogTalk radio

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Click here to listen to Program Director Susan Burgess-Lent’s interview on Circle Connections BlogTalk radio program.  She discusses the progress and status of the Darfur Women’s Centers…

2009 DPDO Annual Report available now

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

DPDO’s 2009 Annual Report is now available for online viewing by clicking here. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please email [email protected] with your mailing address.

Thank you for your ongoing support of DPDO’s work in Darfur…

First floor of Gangy High School nearly completed

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Despite delays caused by Sudan’s national elections and government-imposed curfews, the first floor of DPDO’s Gangy High School is nearly completed. Photos of the construction process can be seen here.

Site engineers working with the high school construction team expect to be completed by mid-June.

A shipment of computers, donated by Strayer University, arrived this month and is being securely held at the…

Peace Process

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Suliman Giddo, DPDO’s president, has been deeply engaged in the Doha peace process. His efforts focus on unifying the rebel leaders and engaging civil society groups. The goal is to create a unified platform for negotiations with the Government of Sudan – ending the conflict that has crippled the region over the past seven years…

Container of supplies and computers arrives in Darfur

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

After 15 months and nearly $40,000 in expenses for clearance, storage and transport, and a journey across the Libyan desert, the container arrived in Melit, North Darfur this past week. It will be housed at DPDO’s high school compound in El Fasher as the staging area for distribution of donated tents, textbooks, schools supplies, solar cookers and clothing to DPDO’s schools and to IDPs at Kassab and Abu Shouk camps…

Change of mailing address for DPDO donations

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

DPDO has a new mailing address for donations and correspondence. Please send all mail to:

Darfur Peace & Development
P.O. Box 66475
Washington, DC 20035-6475

DPDO’s office address and phone number remain the same…

Support Darfuri working women

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The DPDO Women’s Centers in Kassab and Abu-Shouk IDP camps have experienced tremendous growth in recent months.

The Women’s Centers now produce 400-500 baskets per month. The weavers rely on income from basket sales to feed and clothe their families. The Centers also provide literacy, first aid, and solar cooker training. Over 400 women are on our waiting lists. Your support enables DPDO to continue and to expand services offered to…

DPDO President working on peace process with Darfuri leaders in Doha

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Working with the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, DPDO President Suliman Giddo has traveled to Doha, Qatar to join a unification conference for Darfuri leaders. This meeting is the result of months of negotiations among rebel movements and civil society representatives.

The goal of this process is to help the people of Darfur form a coherent negotiating platform upon which to negotiate a durable peace with the Government of Sudan…

Construction begins on new high school in El Fasher, North Darfur

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

DPDO has completed drilling and installation of Gangy High School’s well system. The well delivers 2,000 gallons of water every hour, enough to provide ample water for high school students and staff, as well as for neighboring homes and businesses.

The foundation of the main building was laid in January 2010. Completion of construction is set for the first week of May, so students may register for classes beginning in June.

The…

Notes from our staff on the ground in Darfur

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Program Director Susan Burgess-Lent traveled in Darfur most of December to assess programs and to improve DPDO’s capacity to serve an ever-growing population of beneficiaries. Click here to read her journal