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.
Our 4-year programme in Mombasa, Kenya, is entering its second year. Our project was launched in August 2015 and different trainings took place until February 2016, to train midwives, and improve antenatal, natal and maternal care.
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 Northern Iraq, displaced families and children are still in need of better healthcare facilities. WAHA opened its mission in the country early 2016 after a first exploratory mission. We are now building up our programmes.
Our social center in Izmir-Turkey is now fully operational in the neighbourhood of Basmane. We welcome syrian women and children in a healthy and secure environment, providing them medical and social counseling as well as language lessons.