Syrian Kid’s Rights Project
“The child shall, in all circumstances, be among the first to
receive protection and relief”
Article 8th of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child
“The child shall be protected from practices which may foster
racial, religious and any other form of discrimination. He shall
be brought up in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship
among peoples, peace and universal brotherhood, and in full
consciousness that his energy and talents should be devoted
to the service of his fellow men.”
Article 10th of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child
What is going on in the
Approximately 235,000 Syrian refugees are
presently living in the cities Erbil, Sulymaniya and
Duhok from Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)
of Iraq . Due to the conflict in Syria, the number of
refugees is increasing rapidly and daily, and the
situation in Syria indicates that at least one million
Syrian children refugees are scattered throughout
In the beginning of the conflict, the
local athourities in collaboration with
international NGOs were able to
respond to the needs of the refugees
by providing them with basic services,
protection, and assistance. The basic
living conditions inside the camps are
troubling; refugees face a new, hostile
What is going on in the
The children are the
Not only because of the
lack of resources,
education, and services,
but also because of the
impact of violence and
war in their lives. The
refugee children need an
immediate response and
action to provide them
with a basic, safe, and
KRG is short of resources and capacity to meet the huge needs of the refugee
children (such as food, public services, healthcare, and education), to integrate
them with the host community, and to build the bridges between them and the
local community both in the camp and in the main cities, requiring the help of the
international community to meet the refugee children’s needs.
What do we believe in?
This project shares the principles and considerations established by the Declaration of
the Rights of the Child and from the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which
specifically state that children need special attention in order to protect their rights
children is crucial
to the future wellbeing of any
findings show that
parents nor of the
Children start life as
must rely on adults
for the nurturing
and guidance they
need to grow
The actions, or
than any other
group in society.
Many changes in
society have a
often negative, impact
on children, which is
situations of armed
conflict and other
What has to be done?
It is very important to build the local community’s capacity to meet
its own needs, and to enable it to help the refugee children and
make them feel safe and secure. Refugee children are suffering the
most in the current crisis from the severe environment and cultural
diversity and the most vulnerable in the Syrian armed conflict. Both
the Declaration of the Rights of Child and the Convention of the
Rights of the Child have to be respected for all Syrian children in the
refugee camps by the local authorities that hold the main
responsibility to fulfill those rights.
What are we looking for?
Improve the living conditions of Syrian refugee kids in
Kewargosk Camp, Iraq.
Give treatment to the children to recover from
the impact of war
How to do it?
Building local capacities in people who can in the future
hold the “games for social transformation” in the
1) Workshop for
•International experts intensive
workshops for the local people
(professors, psychologists, social
scientists, teachers, students,
volunteers) in order to train them to
assist the refugee children to
recover from the psychological
impact of the war.
2) Games for
•During this period activities will
be develped under the name of
“games for social
transformation” in which
children can learn skills and
values like tolerance, peace, and
self-esteem through playing.
Increase awareness and actions to protect and
respect the rights of the refugee Syrian
How to do it?
Documenting the context and current conditions of
children in the Kewargosk Refugee Camp.
1) Observation of conditions
and memory making
During this period document the events
Syrian children have endured since their
escape from Syria and the experiences
and conditions they are facing at the
refugee camp. Start a file of different
children’s experiences in order to use
this information to create policies that
could directly improve their living
conditions and help in similar cases
around the world.
2) Publish Syrian Kids
information in Media and
Pronouncement of Syrian
Based on a diagnosis based on
content of the Child Rights
Declaration and the Convention
on the Rights of the Child.
What can you do?
If you are in Kurdistan
– Join the volunteers network and visit the refugee camp
at least 2 times a week
– Get aid to keep the project going (economic or material
If you are in any other country
– Join the virtual volunteer network and help spreading
and translating contents
– Work with us. Be a volunteer and join the work in the
camp for 3 or 6 months.
– Get aid to keep the project going.
BankName: BBAC SAL, Erbil Branch, Iraq Account Name: Tolerancy
International Account no.: 002/460975/0368
Authorized person: Adnan K. Abe
If you are an NGO
– Please contact us, information in the next page.
Visit our webpages
Tolerancy International web page
Syrian Kids Rights project webpage
Get in touch with us:
KarwanSaadon Ahmad Al Malakhudhur
Address: F7, Ashti2, Erbil, Iraq
Phone: 00 964 750 310 79 79