On March 8 of this year, a new medical and social center was opened for women and children who have taken refuge in Izmir, Turkey. The center can accommodate 150 to 200 people per day. This program was initiated by WAHA International (Women and Health Alliance) and is funded by the AREVA Corporate Foundation.
With more than 100,000 migrants currently staying in Izmir, a Turkish port city near the Grecian islands on the threshold of the European Union, a medical and social center was desperately needed to care for the most vulnerable of them, the women and children.
The center offers basic medical care, gynecological care and psychological care as well as classes in the basics of the Turkish language.