Northwestern Syria was hit by a devastating earthquake on February 6, 2023, leaving many injured and in urgent need of blood transfusions during surgical procedures. The Watan Foundation, which operates several blood banks and health centers in the region, immediately launched an appeal for blood donations through
Livestock breeders in northwestern Syria are facing significant challenges, including high feed prices, financial losses, and concerns over the depletion of animal wealth due to the scarcity of pastures and basic necessities, as well as market stagnation. In addition, difficulties in securing vaccines and feed have added to their
The exhausted medical sector in northern Syria faced a real disaster in terms of the number of injuries and victims following the devastating earthquake that hit the region on February 6th, last year, which led to a record number of injuries being received, amid
The devastating earthquake that struck northwestern Syria on February 6th, 2023, left hundreds, if not thousands, of families reeling from the loss of their homes and loved ones. While physical injuries and property damage are often the most
The devastating earthquake that struck southern Turkey and extended to Syria has left tens of thousands of residents without homes, shelter, or basic necessities. The catastrophe of the century has renewed the horror in the hearts of
On February 6th, the northwestern region of Syria was hit by a devastating earthquake, leaving countless families without homes and basic necessities. The WATAN Foundation acted promptly to the crisis, establishing temporary shelters and providing essential aid to affected families.
Field Team Leader, Mustafa Badawi, stated that many
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that millions of children are in urgent need of humanitarian support.
More than two weeks after the devastating earthquake that struck
The people in northwest Syria have endured long, bitter years full of pain and calamities. This time the devastating earthquake that struck was one which they had not lived through or imagined
The first terrifying moments of the earthquake were the same for everyone, but the end was different. A difficult and painful end for the homeless and frightened survivors who are unable to regain any stability. The world around
Despite the grim conditions that the destructive earthquake of Turkey and Syria has left, there is always something that calls for optimism and hope. Within the first few hours of the
The magnitude of the catastrophe and the need for urgent aid became clear after the earthquake hit Syria and Turkey. Thousands of people were left homeless and stayed in
After four seventeen in the morning on the 6th of February, every minute that passed felt like a thousand years. That day looked like judgment
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
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
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
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
WATAN continues to distribute free bread to the residents of WATAN Model II camp, located in Kafr Jals, north of Idlib.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WATAN began distributing free bread to the residents of the second WATAN model camp, located in Kafr Jals, north of
The displaced in northern Syria are trying to adapt in the camps amid difficult conditions and challenges, the most important of which is the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
In light of the deteriorating living conditions in northern Syria, WATAN seeks to provide shelter and meet the essential needs of the
There are many families in Syria that do not have access to food. And should they find food they do not have access to
Shelter is of most important, basic needs and many displaced Syrians are struggling without sufficient, secure
Due to the lack of water networks in the cities, villages and camps within Idlib, families depend on water tanks to provide their
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
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
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
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
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
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
In northern Syrian camps, many lack the essential means of shelter. In an effort to alleviate their suffering, WATAN, in cooperation with the
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
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
Leaving souls without knowledge or literature… Leaving the sick without medicine or sympathy.
Our team, in cooperation with the Directorate of Education in
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Families in the northern Syrian camps suffer from low levels of hygiene that contribute to the spread of outbreaks which requires urgent intervention
Salqin region lacks specialized health care services. However, there is a large demand for orthopaedic surgery and difficult cases due to injuries because
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
Many children in Syria suffer from major mental and physical health issues, threatening their development. To address this reality and to support the
Shelter is considered one of the most important means during displacement, particularly with the deteriorating health situation as the pandemic spreads
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
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
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
In light of the deteriorating health and living conditions, WATAN seeks to solve all the problems related to sheltering poor families in northern
The safety risks that internally displaced people (IDPs) face are exacerbated during crises, and the frequency of discrimination and exploitation against them increases
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Northern Syria is an area known for its olive farming. This has been an important source of income for many families in the region
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
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,
Most Syrian children face many challenges and a lot of pressure mentally due to abuse and displacement they have gone through. Due to this,
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
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
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
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
WATAN Foundation begun one of the most important projects in north of Syria. This project aims at supporting Syrian animal wealth through offering training
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
To facilitate implementing humanitarian aid related to health cluster and offering more medical services for beneficiaries affected by crisis in north of Syria.
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
The WATAN annual staff gathering was the perfect opportunity for employees from Turkey, UK, Iraq, and Jordan to come together and discuss challenges
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.
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.
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,
The spread of infectious diseases and germs are some of the main challenges Syrians in Urfa, Turkey are faced with, prompting
After the arrival of the IDPs from Eastern Ghouta, our team began emergency response assistance with establishing the camps
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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