UN Workshop on Partnership Strategies Held in Azaz, Syria

IDA hosted the first workshop for partner organizations of United Nations agencies at the Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz Hospital in Azaz, northwest Syria. Communication and field media officials from 23 local and international organizations attended, with representatives from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs facilitating the workshop. The workshop covered various […]

September 2023: Urgent Updates on Syria, Morocco, and Libya

Syria: 26,500+ displaced. Morocco: 2,497 dead from an earthquake. Libya: Over 2,000 killed in storms; many missing. • These figures are not just mere numbers. They represent the echoes of shattered dreams, broken families, and lost futures. #Syrian families without homes. #Moroccan lives lost. #Libyan families still searching. WORLD LEADERS, CAN YOU HEAR THE CALL? […]

World Physiotherapy Day

Today, on World Physiotherapy Day, we celebrate incredible achievements like Louay’s inspiring journey. After the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, Louay faced a severe leg injury. Thanks to the hard work of dedicated healthcare professionals, he’s now closer to realizing his dream of running with friends. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the tireless […]

Joint Statement by Syrian NGOs and Networks, Including the Independent Doctors Association (IDA)

31 August 2023 We object to the UN’s unilateral consent model for cross-border humanitarian access. We call for a review of the UN’s legal position, the continuity of operations through the Gaziantep hub, maintaining the independence of the Whole of Syria’s humanitarian architecture, and localizing the humanitarian response.   [dflip id=”17848″ ][/dflip] Humanitarian needs in […]

World Humanitarian Day

On, the Independent Doctors Association (IDA) organized a special event in northern Syria. Mr. David Carden, Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, and members from non-governmental and international organizations attended.   The event highlighted meaningful stories about dedicated individuals in the humanitarian sector. It also honored those who greatly impacted the lives of Syrians. In […]

World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure a child’s health and survival. However, fewer than half of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed. During World Breastfeeding Week, which occurs in the first week of August each year, the nutrition, health, and community teams at the Independent Doctors Association participated […]

Al-Amanous Hospital for Surgery and Internal Diseases in Afrin

Hoping to improve the medical situation and meet the urgent need of the earthquake for a critical health response, the Independent Doctors Association and its partners opened the Al-Amanous Hospital for Surgery and Internal Diseases in Afrin after months of planning and working on it. The hospital launched with a capacity of 112 beds, equipped […]