Visit to a camp in Batman

3 December 2017

December 3, 2017, Batman – The representatives of KAMER Foundation, the implementing partner of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Turkey Office, visited to the refugee camp located in Batman’s district of Beşiri. 

The representatives of the Bar Association of Batman visited the camp in Beşiri, which is a refugee camp, half an hour away from Batman, that provides housing to 37 households, on Sunday, the 3rd of December, whereby the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and KAMER, the implementing partner of UNFPA, also accompanied the visiting delegation.

During the visit, kits for mothers-infants and hygiene kits provided by UNFPA have been delivered to 170 refugees housed in the camp, who can otherwise receive no health care service. The kits provided with the financial support of ECHO, the Office of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, aim to meet the hygienic needs of women dwelling in the camp, where the women refugees are in majority. As no health care service is provided in this camp, women experience great difficulties especially to procure hygiene materials. The field associate of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), who was also present during the delivery, has confirmed that the kits delivered are of great benefit to the refugee women. 

The refugees have also been informed, during the visit, about the services such as psychological counselling, Turkish language course and activities concerning women empowerment carried out in the Women and Girls Safe Space in Batman, which is managed by KAMER, the implementing partner of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).