Who We Are


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 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 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-base community development work going back to 2006.




Our mission is to develop a sustainable, healthy and educated community, based on 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 strong Civil Society.


Free and dignified world based on tolerance, respect, and social justice


To help nations heal, learn and prosper


Well run organization, innovative, strong partnerships, collaborative, always-learning, independent, committed


We put communities in the center because we know that fragmented intervention would not lead to a sustainable impact.

We believe in building strong Civil Society that would thrive on innovation, agility and continued transformation


Creativity, Transparency, Partnership, Respect