Lemlem is from a community in rural Ethiopia and was married at a very young age. Still just a child, it was extremely difficult for her to assume so many household responsibilities. At only ten years old, the girl was expected to manage all house chores and be completely subservient to her husband. Shortly after her marriage, she was expected to bear and raise a child. This is very common in the community where Lemelem came from.
On the 17th and 19th of August WAHA International conducted field assessments in Haj Ali area and was the first NGO to set foot in Qayyara district situated on the West Bank of the River Tigris after its liberation from ISIL in August 2016.
The project aims to improve humanitarian practice by developing an innovative intervention targeting intimate partner violence (IPV) among a Muslim refugee population and delivered in the context of a cultural or community practice.
In collaboration with Ignace Deen Hospital from Conakry and in partnership with University Gamal Abdel Nasser from Conakry, WAHA International organized a training session dedicated to vaginal surgery from the 13th to the 16th of June 2016.
In Iraq, WAHA International is committed to helping displaced people, chased away from their home by the 2014 violence linked to the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In different locations, WAHA has helped to reopen hospitals, to secure maternal and reproductive care, and to send high-quality medical personnel in IDP camps.
Since the signing of an agreement between the EU and Turkey , late March , the number of foreign arrivals fleeing conflict decreased in Greece. Nevertheless , tens of thousands of refugees are still stuck in Greece, where they need humanitarian aid, medical care particular.