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The fixed dispensary of Darkar

In operation since December 2016 and more than 30,000 treatments were provided in 2017.


Darkar’s camp is located in northern Iraq, near the town of Zakho, in Duhok province, near the Turkish and Syrian border.

Built by UN-Habitat, it consists of 801 prefabricated units and accommodates around 4,000 people.

As the current probabilities of people returning to their homes are very low, refugee camps are intended to accommodate them in the long term.


Construction of the Darkar dispensary

In order to treat more and more refugees and displaced people, at the end of 2016, EliseCare – in coordination with the Health Department of Duhok province – built a fixed dispensary in the Darkar camp. With this clinic, EliseCare registers its actions for the long term.

This clinic offers permanent access to care for residents of Darkar camp but also for populations in the surrounding areas, whether local or displaced.

The team of the dispensary was recruited to the maximum among the residents of the Darkar camp and it is composed of:

  • 4 general practitioners
  • 2 nurses
  • 1 psychologist
  • 2 dentists
  • 1 acupuncturist
  • 2 nurses
  • 1 pharmacist
  • 1 laboratory assistant
  • 2 social workers


The clinic, with an area of ​​250 m2, is made up of 7 consultation rooms: a general practice, an infirmary, a pediatric practice, a gynecological practice, an acupuncture practice for women, an acupuncture practice for women men, as well as a laboratory.

The clinic also has a pharmacy and a room for storing medications. The laboratory allows the EliseCare team to be independent and responsive to patient care needs.

The dispensary received its first patients in early December 2016.

EliseCare celebrated its inauguration in April 2017 !

EliseCare has also built a fixed clinic in Ainkawa camp .

EliseCare se mobilise pour le Liban

Des centaines de familles se sont retrouvées sans abris, dans un pays déjà accablé par la pire crise économique qu’il ait jamais connu – avec un taux d’inflation de plus de 100% et une dévaluation de la livre libanaise pour arriver à un taux de 4500LL/1USD – et la crise du Covid19. Les hôpitaux de la ville, elle aussi ayant subis des dégâts matériels, souffrent face au grand nombre de blessés, aux coupures d’électricité et au manque de certains médicaments. 

EliseCare fait appel à votre générosité et soutien pour venir en aide aux victimes de cet incident atroce.