Who Are We?

IDA is an international independent non-governmental organization providing medical and humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics regardless of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. IDA was founded in 2012 by Syrian doctors from Aleppo in response to the healthcare
and humanitarian crisis in Syria.
To ensure the right to the highest attainable standard of health for all, medical impartiality is also central to IDA’s work. IDA is an advocate for the protection of civilians, hospitals and healthcare workers, unhindered humanitarian access, the neutrality of aid provision, and the meaningful representation of civil society/NGOS in decision-making processes

IDA Values

Save lives and relieve suffering for conflict and disaster
affected populations, and advocate for the protection
of all human life.

Ensure the right and means to a healthy, safe and
dignified life for all.

Build and strengthen local healthcare systems to attain
a standard level of health and social wellbeing.

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Where We Work

IDA services and facilities are primarily concentrated in Aleppo governorate in northern Syria. IDA also
provides vaccination and social mobilisation campaigns in Lattakia, Idlib and Hama governorates and
provides IYCF services throughout Syria.

Syria, the largest
humanitarian crisis of
the 21st century
People in need of aid: 13.1 million
People internally displaced: 6.6 million
IDA’s reach by year:
2015: IDA provided services to
530,000 direct beneficiaries in Syria.
2016: IDA increased its services to
over 750,000 direct beneficiaries in
2017: IDA has provided 694,923
direct consultations services and
803,382 vaccinations services.
In total 1,498,305 services were
provided for a catchment
the population of 1.2 million people


IDA has 8 Board Members who oversee the executive body in Gaziantep-HQ.
IDA structure Maintains the smooth running of the programs and operation in NWS.
IDA’s Programs are Health, Nutrition, Protection, and WaSH, in addition to early recovery.

IDA Structure

Strategic Plan

 Re-build an integrated healthcare system of primary, secondary and tertiary level health care services in coordination and collaboration with other humanitarian actors, including the rehabilitation and equipping of medical infrastructure, with a particular emphasis on the newly accessible areas of northern, eastern and southern Aleppo governorate in addition to Idlib city.

 Raise awareness for the protection of civilians, medical staff, and facilities through documentation and advocacy for the implementation of International Humanitarian Law.

 Improve child and women’s health through vaccinations, nutritional and psychosocial support with the particular focus on the vulnerable among the population through outreach into the community, information campaigns, case management, education on IYCF and correct use of breast milk sub

 Provide health care services to the sick and wounded, prioritizing life-saving interventions, as well as outreach into the community through Community Health Workers and an effective referral

 Empowering Civil Society participation in managing the civil life in crisis-affected areas through capacity building activities and women involving in community

Medical Technicians