Since independence in 1946, former French protectorate, Syria has experienced several periods of political instability. Ethnically diverse, the country has been dominated for decades by an Alawite minority, and by the Assad family, including Hafez and his son Bashar, the country's president since 2000. In January 2011, at the beginning of the Arab revolutions, part of Syrian people starts to protest demanding political reforms. The violent response has since degenerated into a long civil war.
Since late February 2016, WAHA International is present in northern Syria, in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib, with 3 mobile clinics. We are now giving cares in camps near the town of Azaz where we help the internally displaced people fleeing conflict in the Aleppo region but stuck at the closed Turkish border.