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.
Therefore, it has earnt an important role in the emergency intervention operations in Turkey. In particular, this was observed in WATAN’s recent response to the repercussions of the earthquake that hit Izmir last October.
In Izmir WATAN distributed vouchers worth 140 liras to 135 families (both from the displaced and the host communities) who had been affected by the earthquake. This was carried out in partnership with REALs who also benefited from people purchasing from their A101 supermarkets through the vouchers. WATAN has carried on distributing these vouchers and even through March has managed to distribute all the vouchers to the beneficiaries.