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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

Cleanliness inside the camps…a concern haunting the residents

Displaced people are still living in a deteriorating health situation, that gets worse day by day, with spread of COVID-19 at a frightening pace. There has become a more


29 Nov

Despite the deterioration of the health situation… specialization meets their needs

The Salqin region suffers from weak specialized health care. Which has a huge impact with the difficult cases in northern Syria because of the war, and high demand


29 Nov

Pain of both displacement and the pandemic, WATAN responds to their suffering

After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the health service within Syria started to deteriorate at an even faster rate and because of this many families in northern Syria are


29 Nov

A school opens… renewing the hope of children

A lack of a proper educational system is still absent in many camps in northern Syria. It forces children, who have not given up their dream to pursue an


29 Nov

Ahlan Sesame: A project to support children’s healthy development

Because of the war that has been going on for a decade, many children in Syria suffer from major disorders threatening their healthy and integrated development. In order to


29 Nov

To tackle the pandemic, emergency doctors to provide consultations with TeleHealth

In light of the worsening state of hospitals due to the increasing number of cases, WATAN launched on 1/5/2021 in cooperation with PARC Interpeoples’ Cooperation a


29 Nov

To prevent discrimination and exploitation… Sessions to curb gender exploitation

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

Mask workshops economically empowering widows

As COVID-19 continues to spread in northern Syria, thousands of families continue to live at risk without masks. In its continuous efforts to help reduce the spread of the


29 Nov

Immunization campaigns to improve food security in northern Syria

As part of its efforts to support the livestock sector in northern Syria, WATAN launched a project to support livestock farmers by providing vaccines. The project immunizes


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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