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.
In Greece, WAHA opened a new clinic in the island of Kastellorizo situated close to the turkish border. 250 inhabitants live there plus 200 soldiers but this little island can host 850 refugees sometimes. To face the urgent situation, we give medical consultations with a team composed by a nurse who speak arabic and 2 Greek doctors.
In February, WAHA launched its first activities in Northern Syria for displaced people stranded in the province of Aleppo, near the Turkish border.