As part of our support to La Chaîne de l’Espoir in developing its capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies, FrontView proposed a first pilot project for Iraqi Kurdistan and supervised the project definition, assessment and launch following institutional fundraising.
After providing assistance to migrants in 2015, La Chaîne de l’Espoir called upon FrontView to propose another emergency response to serve as a pilot project. Kurdistan was selected and FrontView carried out an assessment mission in conflict-affected areas, which resulted in a project draft and sources of funding. Considering the war situation in Iraq and the battles to come, and in order to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates in frontline areas, especially where access to healthcare remains a major issue, the programme consisted of providing life-saving medical services and trauma surgery for minorities, isolated populations and victims of the conflict to ensure the stabilisation of populations and the return of IDPs.
During this first stage, FrontView was in charge of starting medical activities before handing over their management to headquarters.