Project Period: 1 May 2015 – 31 March 2017
Budget Spent: 6,975,995.82 €
Funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) of the European Union, this project addressed a critical gap, providing medical relief to 123,223 refugees and migrants in South-eastern Anatolia, Marmara, and Aegean regions. DDD implemented the project in partnership with 2 partners: Doctors Worldwide (DWW) and Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations (UOSSM).
The project specifically targeted refugees who had significant challenges to healthcare access through administrative counselling services and mobile medical teams. One of the best practices in this project was individual counselling sessions provided within the PSS component, which proved to have an added benefit in helping refugees. Cases of sexual and gender-based violence, gynaecological disorders and judicial offenses were discovered and addressed as a result of long-term counsellor-beneficiary trust-building and case follow-up.
Throughout the project, DDD ensured its services complied with the Ministry of Health, which reinforced the services provided by the Ministry.