Turkey’s volunteer doctors treat 2,500 Syrians in refugee camps in Azaz
AZAZ/ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Volunteer doctors in Turkey treated 2,500 Syrians living in refugee camps in Aleppo on April 7 and 8, an association official said on April 9.
A team of 67 people, including doctors and healthcare professionals, provided refugees at the Mukaveme camp in the town of Azaz in Syria’s Aleppo with primary and secondary care, as part of the “Healing with Goodness” project carried out by the Hayrat Humanitarian Aid Association.
Clothes, shoes, coloring books, balloons, chocolates and waffles were also distributed to children at the camp who were examined by doctors, said the association’s general director, Hamza Tuğbay Ataman.
The team also treated children at the Igde camp, where mostly Syrian Turkmens are residing. Doctors and healthcare professionals circumcised a total of 40 children.
A total of 7,000 people from the two camps were provided medical services at nine different branches, said Ataman, adding that this included 173 dental treatments. Some 6,000 batches of medicine were also distributed.
Established in coordination with the Hayrat Foundation in 2013, the Hayrat Humanitarian Aid Association holds a public welfare status, in line with a cabinet decision taken on Dec. 12, 2016.
The association delivers educational support, healthcare assistance, orphans’ protection, emergency delivery of food and supplies, particularly during Feast of Sacrifice and Ramadan events.