Generous public donations
together with major funding from the British government enabled WomenAid to deliver more
than 9500 tonnes of food and medical aid for refugees in this war ravaged region.
in partnership with the UN World Food Programme and the UN High Commissioner
WomenAid delivered aid throughout the region. Some of this supplied the food airlift into
Sarajevo as well as the USAF operated air drop into central Bosnia. In the words of
the regional co-ordinator for the United Nations World Food Programme, this support 'undoubtedly
At one point there was no food in the warehouses of the UN
High Commission for Refugees and the food rations being given to refugees were halved.
The generous response to an emergency appeal in the Sunday Express enabled WomenAid to buy
500 tonnes of desperately needed wheatflour.
A further 400 tonnes of medical equipment,
supplies, medicines as well as clothing and hygienic items were sourced and delivered to
hospitals and refugees.
WomenAid also set up a psycho-social support centre,
Network Zagreb, offering multi-level support for traumatised
refugee women and children.
Women refugees told of their incarceration in 'rape camps', and urged
WomenAid to "tell the world" of the
horrific human rights violations. In response WomenAid orchestrated 'Tell the World'
- an international human
In partnership with UNICEF,
Womenaid organised a travelling theatre show "The
Grinch who stole Christmas" for thousands of children
in refugee camps throughout Croatia and Bosnia.
and child face and uncertain future after fleeing Srebenica
"WomenAid is to be commended for it's valuable
work and its further endeavours encouraged."
World Health Organization, Zagreb