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01 Dec

To improve the IDPs’ living condition in camps… WATAN continues its activities in IDPs camps

Water is the origin of life, and the first need for human. The need for water for drinking and personal and domestic hygiene increases in IDPs camp sites. Lack of


01 Dec

What happens after donating blood??

The process of donating blood is a medical procedure through which blood is voluntarily transferred from a healthy person to a sick person in need of


01 Dec

Finally… “Abu Ali” is preparing a cup of tea with Ariha water, not tank water

The Ariha area is considered one of the hot spots in Idlib countryside, which witnessed great destruction as a result of the barbaric bombardment that


01 Dec

With free distinguished services… WATAN Center 3 continues its work in its new building…

With free quality services, the blood bank of the WATAN Center (3) in the city of Idlib continues its services in distributing all blood products (whole blood – plasma – platelets). Where the


01 Dec

2,245 displaced families are supported daily in WATAN camp in Kafr Jals

WATAN continues to distribute free bread to the residents of WATAN Model II camp, located in Kafr Jals, north of Idlib.


01 Dec

Elimination of water wasting problems within the WATAN camp in Kafr Jals

WATAN launched a project to maintain water units in WATAN camp in Kafr Jals, one of the activities of a multi-sectoral project; With the aim of optimizing water access and reducing


01 Dec

12-year-old Muhammad: Suffering between war, disease and displacement ends with success

Muhammad is one of the children who suffered from the bitterness of displacement due to the brutal war, after he was safe in his town in rural


01 Dec

Despite her disability, she won…. Rania, one of Simsim’s friends

Rania is a six-year-old girl from the occupied city of Maarat al-Numan. She suffers from a birth disability (brain atrophy). Although she partially recovered from


30 Sep

Ahlan Simsim: Bring Hope and Education to Refugee Children

The long years of war in Syria have created great turmoil among hundreds of thousands of children in the north of Syria, as these disturbances threaten their healthy and


30 Sep

The qualitative hemoglobin analysis device at Medical WATAN Center 4

Salqin Blood Bank (WATAN Center 4) provides its services by distributing all blood products (whole blood – plasma – platelets). Where the facility team conducts blood harvesting campaigns and


30 Sep

To provide better and high-quality medical services… WATAN 1 Center in a new look

The primary health care center in the Tallil al-Sham area (WATAN Center 1) provides all primary care services (internal clinic – general clinic – pediatric clinic – reproductive health – pharmacy) in addition to


30 Sep

Meets the needs of blood patients… WATAN 3 Medical Center with free services

A blood bank affiliated to WATAN 3 Center in Idlib offers its services in distributing all blood products (whole blood – plasma – platelets). Where the facility team conducts


30 Sep

“Al-Amal Orthopedic Surgery” is a qualitative specialized hospital in northern Syria

Al-Amal Hospital for Orthopedics is one of the best hospitals in northern Syria. Where it provides free medical services to many patients injured because of the


30 Sep

Free bread to the residents of the second WATAN model camp in Kafr Jals

WATAN began distributing free bread to the residents of the second WATAN model camp, located in Kafr Jals, north of


30 Sep

How did the solar energy systems help to provide water to the people of Ariha?

The displaced in northern Syria are trying to adapt in the camps amid difficult conditions and challenges, the most important of which is the


29 Sep

Multi-sectoral assistance in WATAN’s interventions within Kafr Jals camp

WATAN launched a multi-sectoral project in the second WATAN model camp in Kafr Jals. It implements a 3-sector intervention: FSL, CCCM, Health. It works to provide a


29 Sep

Are some of the main life services enough for dozens of camps?

The camps of the north of Syria go through difficult and sequential conditions with the succession of summer and winter each year.
To help the families of the displaced, WATAN intervened alongside


29 Sep

How do sanitation services and awareness campaigns save thousands of displaced families?

Water is one of the most important human needs for living, and the need for it increases in the camps due to the harsh nature of their living. The drought and constant pollution in the


29 Sep

Um Thabet (70) years…from a journey of displacement to a decent shelter and food support

Um Thabet, who is 70 years old, is like the millions of Syrians who have been exhausted by the years of war and its horrors. She was safe and reassuring in her


01 Sep

Hybrid solar energy systems… to supply Ariha water stations

The most significant obstacle facing the displaced people in northern Syria as they attempt to adapt is the lack of energy supplies. 
Project planning has begun as


01 Sep

Facing the malnutrition of her children…the biggest challenge for mothers in northern Syria

The recent global crises, the most recent of which was the Russian war on Ukraine, caused high global prices in general and food prices in particular. The displaced Syrians more than


01 Sep

Providing bread as a basic food for the residents of WATAN Model II camp in Kafr Jalals

WATAN began distributing free bread to the residents of WATAN Model II camp, located in Kafr Jals, north of Idlib. 
Where the project started on 1-8-2022 and will end on 31-1-2023 with the support of


01 Sep

Starting rehabilitation for orphans and widows center in Turkey

WATAN plays an important role in various humanitarian activities, even if it is outside Syria. Among these humanitarian works was the rehabilitation of the center for orphans and mothers in Şanlıurfa, Turkey, which is implemented by WATAN in partnership with


01 Sep

After the awareness campaigns… Decreased spread of diseases in the camps.

Water is one of the most essential elements for human survival, and the need for it increases in the camps due to the harsh nature of their living. The drought and constant pollution in the camp are


01 Sep

How do the displaced live in the camps of northern Syria without basic services?

The camps of the north of Syria creating challenging and repetitive conditions with the succession of summer and winter each year, and to help the families of the displaced, WATAN intervened alongside the


01 Sep

Alma’batly Children… Back to education soon.

The majority of children in northern Syria suffer from poor education due to displacement and high population density. From this reality, WATAN seeks to improve the


31 Jul

For Improve camps conditions… WATAN providing Essential Services

The northern Syrian camps are facing difficult and sequential conditions, with the succession of summer and winter seasons every year.
And to help the displaced families, Watan intervened alongside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and distributed basic shelter materials in addition to installing and cleaning tents for


31 Jul

To be by their side… The Center for Orphans and widows under rehabilitation

WATAN plays an important role in various humanitarian activities, even outside Syria. One of them was the rehabilitation of the orphanage and mothers center in Şanlıurfa, Turkey, which is implemented by Watan in partnership with


31 Jul

By Solar Systems… Potable water is on its way to the Eriha camps

The most significant obstacle facing the displaced people in northern Syria as they attempt to adapt is the lack of energy supplies, the project planning has begun as of 1.4.2022.


31 Jul

To ease their suffering… WATAN distributes food baskets in northern Syria

Due to the latest world crisis Russia-Ukraine war the prices of food items become more expensive, and therefore the suffering of displaced Syrians has increased, the lack of job opportunities and harsh


31 Jul

“Ahlan Simsim” is the beginning of a better start to return to educational environment

The war cast a shadow over hundreds of thousands of children in the north of Syria, where they are now suffering from major disorders, threatening their healthy and integrated development, and to address these


31 Jul

Hope for Education Returns to Almuabatly Children

Most of children in northern Syria suffer of a lack of education due to the displacement and high-density population.
WATAN is working on fixing this condition by offering children a suitable opportunity for education. WATAN’s efforts


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31 Jul

Generous Contributions “Sacrifice of Goodness” Heals the Families’ Wounds in Northern Syria

Families in northern Syria live in harsh conditions when Eid al-Adha began. The high prices of sacrifices have broken many hearts in northern Syria. Their limited economic conditions prevented them from performing their holy


30 May

Continuing to run blood banks, alleviating burdens of the sick

The bitter suffering of the injured and the ill continues in northern Syria, in light of the lack of medical care in the region, which is exacerbated by the lack of


30 May

For a healthy, stable and safe environment… WATAN is intervening in dozens of camps

In light of the deteriorating health situation, a major project was launched aiming to decrease the spread of diseases by providing means that contribute to cleaner


30 May

Families in need.. and hundreds of baskets to decrease their burdens

In light of the deteriorating living conditions in northern Syria, WATAN seeks to provide shelter and meet the essential needs of the


30 May

“One Step to Heaven” Helps Hundreds of Struggling Families

There are many families in Syria that do not have access to food. And should they find food they do not have access to


30 May

Hundreds of baskets and tents distributed to families in northern Syria

Shelter is of most important, basic needs and many displaced Syrians are struggling without sufficient, secure


30 May

Drinking water systems powered with solar energy

Due to the lack of water networks in the cities, villages and camps within Idlib, families depend on water tanks to provide their


30 May

With your help “Steps to goodness” increase the housing units and more

As with every year, WATAN is keen to help struggling families in the blessed month of Ramadan. Particularly by improving living conditions and securing better opportunities for the


06 May

“Ahlan Sesame” is the beginning of a new phase and new areas to create an educational environment

The war cast a shadow over hundreds of thousands of children in the north of Syria, where they are now suffering from major disorders, threatening their healthy and integrated development, and in


06 May

In response to the lack of oxygen inside the hospitals, a mobile station meets their needs

Despite the decrease in the number of cases compared to last year, COVID-19 still poses a major threat to the population of northern Syria. WATAN has been on the


06 May

The hygiene project completes its first phase, and dozens of camps enjoy a safe environment

The deteriorating health situation called for a major project to be launched based on enhancing the issue of personal hygiene, with the aim of alleviating the


06 May

WATAN intervenes to eradicate diseases inside the camps

Families in northern Syria are unsettled and distraught by the bitterness of their displacement, to add to their suffering the infrastructure inside the camps has been


06 May

Improving hygiene in dozens of camps

In hundreds of camps in north-western Syria the health situation is dire, and there has become an urgent need to improve hygiene.
A large-scale project was launched to address this important issue and promote personal


06 May

WATAN’s response continues, providing shelter for the displaced

In northern Syrian camps, many lack the essential means of shelter. In an effort to alleviate their suffering, WATAN, in cooperation with the


29 Nov

Despite overcrowding of hospitals with Covid-19 patients, the two isolation centres continue to operate

Because of the difficulty of taking preventative measures such as social distancing in camps and the burden of obtaining masks and sanitizers, COVID-19 continues


29 Nov

The spread of the pandemic- WATAN’s response

The dilapidated health situation in the northern Syrian camps is complicated further in light of the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, a new major project was launched based


29 Nov

Areba School students, achieving their dreams by continuing their educational journey…

Leaving souls without knowledge or literature… Leaving the sick without medicine or sympathy.
Our team, in cooperation with the Directorate of Education in


29 Nov

During displacement and trauma, Ahlan Simsim provides a source of relief

Many children in Syria suffer from major disorders, threatening the possibility of healthy and integrated development. The war has been going on for a decade, and in order to


29 Nov

A village that protects dozens of families and preserves their dignity

Hundreds of thousands of displaced people dream of having a house similar to a tent, but with walls built of concrete. Perhaps it would ensure their privacy, and end their


29 Nov

Improving shelter for the displaced within the camps

Shelter is indispensable, and for those displaced finding suitable shelter is one of the biggest challenges. To alleviate the suffering of camp residents in northern


29 Nov

Dozens of camps were crying out and WATAN was responding

The suffering of families in the camps of northern Syria is getting worse. Because of the deteriorating health situation, a major project was launched based on increasing the level of hygiene in


29 Nov

Supporting the cleanliness of the camps to combat the pandemic

Many camps in northwestern Syria have been experiencing a deterioration in general health and well-being, and the need to address general health has become urgent, so a large project was launched based on increasing the


29 Nov

New services to improve life in camps

People displaced face great risks during crises as means for exploitation increase. WATAN held sessions to raise awareness among camp residents in order to protect


29 Nov

After bitter suffering, Hajj Mahdi has a generous shelter

The residents of northern Syria suffer from a harsh life filled with difficulties, as most of them live in camps that do not protect against extreme weather, so the tents need to be repaired after natural phenomenons such as


29 Nov

WATAN concludes new agreements to limit the spread of the pandemic

COVID-19 still poses a great danger to the population of northern Syria despite the slight decrease in the number of infections compared to before. To limit its


28 Oct

With the increase in COVID-19 cases, a new project was launched

The health situation inside the camps is getting worse day by day due to the continuing spread of COVID-19. An urgent need to increase hygiene has


28 Oct

What WATAN has done to reduce the spread of diseases in camps

Families in the northern Syrian camps suffer from low levels of hygiene that contribute to the spread of outbreaks which requires urgent intervention


28 Oct

Providing specialised services to those in need…

Salqin region lacks specialized health care services. However, there is a large demand for orthopaedic surgery and difficult cases due to injuries because


28 Oct

Combatting Covid-19 in Northern Syria

The frightening rate of Covid-19 infections in Syrian camps should not came as a surprise. The tight and neglected living conditions prevent displaced from


28 Oct

Hello Sesame: A project supporting parents during the crisis

Many children in Syria suffer from major mental and physical health issues, threatening their development. To address this reality and to support the


28 Oct

Between the lack of shelter and the stress of displacement, WATAN responds to those suffering

Shelter is considered one of the most important means during displacement, particularly with the deteriorating health situation as the pandemic spreads


28 Oct

Hand in hand: protecting against sexual exploitation and discrimination

During crises refugees face a much higher risk of being discriminated against and exploited. In response to this, WATAN has undertaken a project to raise


28 Oct

Immunising livestock from seasonal disease

As a continuation of the work done by WATAN in the livestock sector in northern Syria, it launched a project to support livestock breeders by providing


14 Oct

A Race Against Time: Preventing Covid-19

Families in northern Syria have been experiencing great suffering. Due to the deterioration of the health situation in the camps caused by the presence of


29 Sep

Shelter easing the burdens of displacement

In light of the deteriorating health and living conditions, WATAN seeks to solve all the problems related to sheltering poor families in northern


29 Sep

Working Together to Prevent Sexual Exploitation

The safety risks that internally displaced people (IDPs) face are exacerbated during crises, and the frequency of discrimination and exploitation against them increases


29 Sep

WATAN Center’s services… Amid the deterioration of the health system

The residents of northern Syria are experiencing great suffering, amidst a health system with a suffering infrastructure due to the destruction of hospitals, clinics and medical centers as a


29 Sep

Covid-19 threatens the displaced in the camps.. What has WATAN done?

Hundreds of thousands of families in northern Syria are suffering due to the deteriorating health situation in the camps – particularly with the spread of COVID-19. So need to


29 Sep

Taking care of hygiene financially burdens the displaced.. WATAN’s project to improve hygiene

Day by day the health situation continues to worsen due to the horrific spread of COVID-19. So need to spread awareness of personal hygiene during this times has become extremely important to


29 Sep

WATAN in the face of challenges inside the camps

In Syria, families just cannot seem to escape from increased hardship. Residences have seen a deterioration in the health situations within the camps of northern Syria with the urgent


29 Sep

Dreaming beyond limits… 15 years since the launch of WATAN

With a dream without borders and unlimited ambition, WATAN started in 2006 for the sake of man and humanity. They wanted to create the future of a dignified homeland based on


31 Jul

From the seed to the loaf…a project that transforms a person; to eat what he sows.

In a country that has been suffering from a crisis that has been going on for ten years, there is obviously difficult living conditions inside Syria. Especially in the production of wheat and the provision of bread, which is the main


31 Jul

How are we going to reach areas of disease within the camps?

As a result of the deteriorating health situation in the camps, there is an urgent need to re-emphasise the issue of hygiene. This comes in light of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which is still a matter of fear for all people- especially the


31 Jul

Emergency baskets and tents to house families in need…

Shelter is vital for survival in times of crisis, especially in light of the worsening of people’s conditions. WATAN, in cooperation with the UNHCR, plans on distributing 25,000 shelter baskets and installing


31 Jul

The Al-Tamayuz Village.. ending the crisis of 60 displaced families

As a result of the conflict in Syria that started in 2011, many residential buildings were left unused of which many suffered destruction due to military operations. WATAN, working with local councils and initiatives in the


31 Jul

Helping caregivers manage during crises..

Many young children in Syria are exposed to major turmoil and challenges that threaten their development, and in order to address this imbalance in upbringing and social development, and in an effort to continue its support for the development of


31 Jul

Kafr Jannah Center: Various health services

Similar to its previous achievements in providing medical services through its health centres, WATAN has worked in cooperation with the Aleppo Health Directorate and the Global Health Directorate, to establish a new


31 Jul

4 healthcare centres and a blood bank to open shortly

Due to the ongoing crisis in northern Syria and targeted bombs many hospitals, clinics and medical centres have been destroyed and the standard of healthcare services has deteriorated massively. Watan is actively working to improve the


30 Apr

WATAN mobile health services reach new camps

Due to the positive impact mobile clinics have created in providing medical services in remote and difficult-to-reach camps, WATAN, in partnership with Molham Volunteering Team, established a new mobile clinic to expand the outreach of medical services.


30 Apr

Immunization of the entire livestock in northwestern Syria against PPR

WATAN in mid-March,as part of its commitment to improve the diet and livelihoods of vulnerable families, completed vaccinating sheep and goats in all regions of northwestern Syria against PPR to protect livestock and support people’s livelihood. The campaign was done with partner organisations and with the support of the FAO.


30 Apr

Sustainable water and sanitation projects and eliminating traditional means for obtaining water

The “Supporting water and sanitation sectors and camp coordination in northwestern Syria” project started 7 months ago in partnership with the SCHF. WATAN since then has been operating water stations in each of the villages of Babka, Kafr Nasih, and Abyan Samaan


30 Apr

A new phase in project supporting families most in need

Three months have passed since the launch of the new phase of the “Distribution of Essential Shelter Materials for Vulnerable displaced Families” project in northwestern Syria. The project targets 18,000 additional families or approximately 90,000 individuals. The project was extended after the approval of the partner UNHCR due to the success of the first stages. The total projected beneficiaries is 7265 families or approximately 36,325 individuals


30 Apr

Following in the footsteps of our leading projects: New water and sanitation interventions to promote health stability

WATAN believes in the necessity of enhancing personal hygiene to provide a safe, healthy and stable environment to limit the spread of infectious diseases and epidemics. This has, especially, been of the utmost priority since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has witnessed successive waves that increasingly require more intervention.


30 Apr

WATAN’s Response to the victims of Izmir’s earthquake in Turkey

WATAN is considered to be of the fastest and most prominent organisations when it comes to emergency response concerning refugees, the displaced and their host communities in the face of humanitarian crises inside Syria, and also in Turkey.


30 Apr

New housing units provide quality services to increase safety

In order to continue to provide support for the vulnerable and most affected, Watan partnered with UNOCHA, providing 500 new housing units to host 500 displaced families, up to 3000 individuals currently without safe shelter.


26 Feb

Civilians are not a target

A missile attack on November 20th hit the village of Qah in the north of Syria targeting gatherings of displaced civilians in the area, killing approximately 12 people


26 Feb

A campaign for Syrian refugees in a 16-day campaign to confront gender-based violence (GBV)

Under the title ” Equality Generation Stands Against Rape,” WATAN Organization, in cooperation and support with its partner GOAL international funded by European Commission Humanitarian Aid.


25 Feb

Between Syria and Turkey… WATAN concludes a series of training courses

WATAN concluded the training course “Legal Issues in the Work of Humanitarian Organisations in Turkey”, which was presented in the cities of Gaziantep and Hatay in the presence of more than 23 participants from civil society organisations.


25 Feb

The Olive Farmers Support Project continues to provide services in northern Syria

Northern Syria is an area known for its olive farming. This has been an important source of income for many families in the region


24 Feb

Supporting livestock in Syria is necessary to encourage the resilience of the community

To support of the livestock value chain in rural Aleppo and Idlib, WATAN concluded a smallpox vaccination campaign: targeting cows, sheep and goats in the region. The number of


20 Feb

WATAN school students return to school and continue their education

With the beginning of the academic year of 2019-2020, Syrian students both local and refugees enrolled in safer schools of the Idlib and Aleppo countryside. Through its education projects,


20 Feb

Activities within the project “Hello Sesame”

Most Syrian children face many challenges and a lot of pressure mentally due to abuse and displacement they have gone through. Due to this,


19 Feb

A new community center for Syrians in İzmir

170 Syrian evacuee’s in İzmir begun to benefit from new community center founded by WATAN. This center was opened in December offering its services for Syrian evacuees and other evacuees


19 Feb

A new project for WATAN to get children back into schools

Thousands of Syrian children dropped out of primary education for years due to war and found themselves on the streets. We were able to send thousands of children


19 Feb

Restoring Houses in Arfin

WATAN begun a project to restore 200 houses in the countryside of Afrin. This project aims at enhancing housing conditions and seeks to lessen citizens’ sufferings. This project


18 Feb

Know more about the progress of Syrian golden liquid project

Oil pressers in Armanaz of Idlib countryside is considered one of the most important pillars of economy. Ninety percent of the citizens depends on oil pressers and olive oil to


18 Feb

How WATAN Foundation managed to train women producers

WATAN Foundation begun one of the most important projects in north of Syria. This project aims at supporting Syrian animal wealth through offering training


18 Feb

Wheat: a mean for sustainable development

In one of its most important interventions to support food security and livelihoods, WATAN continues to complete the phases of the project “Supporting the value-added chain of the wheat crop” in 15 villages and clusters affiliated with


18 Feb

WATAN signs a new agreement with Hatay health directorate

To facilitate implementing humanitarian aid related to health cluster and offering more medical services for beneficiaries affected by crisis in north of Syria.


18 Feb

WATAN opens the first center to treat Thalassemia patients in Idlib

In order to alleviate the suffering of Thalassemia patients in Idlib, WATAN Foundation’s medical center (Kheir 3) in addition to national hospital in Idlib. This center is offering its services under the supervision of specialized


18 Feb

WATAN recently held its annual staff gathering in Mersin, Turkey for three days.

The WATAN annual staff gathering was the perfect opportunity for employees from Turkey, UK, Iraq, and Jordan to come together and discuss challenges


18 Feb

Commemorating Youth and National sovereignty Day in Turkey, Jeel School in Rehanly celebrates

With the participation of more than 250 males and females students, Jeel school in Rehanly in Turkey celebrated Youth and National sovereignty Day in Turkey.


17 Feb

WATAN completes psychological training inside Syria.

Psychological training for children is considered to be one of the most important training programs inside Syria, which WATAN has conducted through their medical staff in Syria Relief.


17 Feb

Capacity Building program for 250 people.

WATAN launched the capacity building program for the educational staff of the Schools of Atma Camp, which targeted more than 250 male and female trainees from teachers,


17 Feb

Disease awareness in Turkey

The spread of infectious diseases and germs are some of the main challenges Syrians in Urfa, Turkey are faced with, prompting


17 Feb

Eastern Ghouta emergency response providing over 2,700 meals to families

After the arrival of the IDPs from Eastern Ghouta, our team began emergency response assistance with establishing the camps


17 Feb

WATAN launches “Save Children Of Ghoutah” Campaign

Due to the situation in Eastern Ghoutah and the increasing need for assistance and emergency response, WATAN launched a campaign to collect donations for the children in the area. Our first event for the campaign took place in Toronto, Canada.


17 Feb

Feedback on the ‘Communication Skills’ training in Gaziantep

WATAN concluded a 3 day training course on communication skills in Gaziantep, from the 26th – 29th of March. The following points were covered in the training session


17 Feb

Rapid emergency response to Eastern Ghoutah, successfully distribute aid to 3,370o households!

As a part of WATAN’s emergency response for the Eastern Goutah crisis. We have since the start of March delivered food baskets to over 3370 households those who are staying


17 Feb

Solidarity gathering for Eastern Ghoutah

Hundreds of Turks and Syrians participated in an hour long but very successful solidarity gathering for Eastern Goutah organized by WATAN in Gaziantep after Friday prayer.


17 Feb

WATAN would like to congratulate the students who were selected in TOFEL, ICDL, & TOMER grants

WATAN would like to congratulate the students who were selected in TOFEL, ICDL, & TOMER grants which was published a few time ago on WATAN page. Also we would like to share with all applicants the selection criteria used in selection process.


08 Jan

Eliminating pollution and supporting the water and health sector … the nations emergency response

WATAN continues to work in partnership with UNICEF in 14 camps in the areas of: Harem, Maarat Al Akhwan, Batabo, Ad Dana all of which are in the northern countryside of Idlib. This was


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