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WATAN Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Health & Medicine
  • Immigrants & Refugees


Turkey - GaziantepGaziantep, Gaziantep 27500Turkey Turkey

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop a sustainable, healthy and educated community, based on an inclusive society that positively engages, supports and improves the lives of each individual, regardless of their gender, faith or ethnicity. We deliver programs that rebuild lives and maintain community social cohesion by providing transformative programs in reliefs, post-conflict-peace-building, education, economic empowerment, advocacy and development of a strong Civil Society.


WATAN is a leading Civil Society Organization delivering emergency relief, third sector support and long-term international development projects.

WATAN is committed to helping people and reviving communities. WATAN is an independent, non-governmental, apolitical and nonsectarian organization.

We operate several integrated programs with the aim of addressing humanitarian emergency response and sustainable community revival through a holistic and transformative approach.

We believe in the role of Civil Society in the various phases of intervention. Thus, we invest in supporting and developing Civil Society in our areas of reach. We also create platforms for coordination and integration to maximize impact on communities served.

To achieve our goal, we seek to be the preferred partner for international agencies in areas of specialization and reach.

WATAN was established formally in Turkey in 2012 building on an extensive voluntary-based community development work going back to 2006.


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