In June 2016, the Bahar Healthcare Center was launched with the goal of providing
primary health care services to IDPs in the A’zaz district. However, due to the advance by the
Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the area, the center was forced to change locations
three times. It wasn’t until October 2016, that Bahar was able to resettle the facility in an
informal IDP camp called the Ma’arin Camp in the A’zaz district of the Aleppo governorate.
The overall objective of the center was to:
● Protect healthcare services
● Provide life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian assistance to IDPs
● Improve the overall public health of IDPs residing in the Ma’arin Camp
● Strengthen the coordination of the health sector and health information systems in
general by responding to the displacement in A’zaz.
Through this center, 1,329 individuals received necessary and primary healthcare
services and those that needed secondary and tertiary health care were referred to partner
healthcare facilities. Operable until 21 August 2017, this program was able to provide direct
health care to the people residing in the Ma’arin Camp to improve their overall quality of life.