Provide medical care to Syrian refugees, arriving on the Greek islands of Lesbos, Samos, Chios and Kos
November 2015- March 2016
The medical team of the association welcomes migrants and offers them free health consultations on the island of Lesbos in Greece.
WAHA treats foremost women and children who arrive very weak after long hours of travel.
By the end of 2015, more than 785,000 refugees had arrived in Greece by sea. 42% of them are women and children, who may not have received reliable medical care in their home countries and encountered extremely difficult conditions during their migration to Europe.
WAHA International launched a project to provide primary medical care to refugees arriving on the Greek islands, including women and children, and to ensure access to emergency care.
For this, it has set up a network of mobile clinics and facilitates transfer to local hospitals in case of need.
Fondation CHANEL provided emergency support to help this organization in its role to protect vulnerable populations, particularly women and children.
- 100 to 150 people per day received medical care over a five-month period.
- A boat ambulance was made available
- 25,000 women and children received medical attention
WAHA International is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 with the aim to improve child and maternal health, and to provide access to quality healthcare to the in disadvantaged communities throughout the world.