Programs

Current situation maps

Schools
DPDO supports the operation of fourteen elementary schools in North Darfur and one elementary school in Chad, providing teacher salaries, supplies, and textbooks to continue the education of over 10,000 children affected by the ongoing conflict.
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Women’s Center
The Darfur Women’s Center in Kassab IDP camp assists Darfurian women with the resources to resolve the consequences of sexual trauma. The program is holistic, integrating psychological, social, educational, and economic elements.
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Solar Cooker
The solar cooker, a simple technology that harnesses abundant sunlight in Darfur, helps free women from the risky task of firewood collection. DPDO is training Darfurian women in six locations to construct the cookers from local materials and to use them in their households.
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Community Dialogue
Darfurian society values an inclusive rather than representative process. DPDO assists Darfurian grassroots groups in the creation and implementation of conflict resolution strategies.
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Advocacy
DPDO vigorously engages in activities to raise public awareness of the crisis in Darfur and to support peaceful resolution of the conflict.
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Documentation
At least 400,000 Darfurians have died and nearly 3 million have been displaced. The civilian population has suffered systematic destruction of homes, agricultural land, livestock and wells, mass rape and displacement. DPDO is establishing a comprehensive archive of the conflict.
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Rehabilitation
DPDO operates each program with a view toward long-term sustainability. Inherent in the program design is a component to train beneficiaries with the technical and management skills necessary to continue programs of lasing value to the community.
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