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.
From Lesbos to Thessaloniki, since September 2015, WAHA has been providing medical and emergency aid to fleeing people through Greece. Coming from Syria and also Iraq and Afghanistan mainly, refugees have come to Greece from Turkey, with the hope to travel further towards Western European countries where to stay and ask for a refugee status.
For the first time, nine foundations - AIR FRANCE, CHANEL, ELLE, KERING, ORANGE, RAJA-Danièle Marcovici, SISLEY-D’Ornano and Solidarity AccorHotels, united to address the situation of women around the world through a major audiovisual event entitled “WE ARE WOMEN”.