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  1. 1. SKR 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
  2. 2. What is going on in the refugees camps? 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 the region. 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 environment.
  3. 3. What is going on in the refugees camps? The children are the most vulnerable population. 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 comfortable environment. 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.
  4. 4. 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 because: Children are individuals. The healthy development of children is crucial to the future wellbeing of any society. Social research findings show that children's earliest experiences significantly influence their future development. Children are neither the possessions of parents nor of the state. Children start life as totally dependent beings. Children must rely on adults for the nurturing and guidance they need to grow towards independence. Principles The actions, or inactions, of government impact children more strongly than any other group in society. Realities Many changes in society have a disproportionate, and often negative, impact on children, which is particularly devastating in situations of armed conflict and other emergencies. Children's views are rarely heard and rarely considered in the political process.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. What are we looking for? Improve the living conditions of Syrian refugee kids in Kewargosk Camp, Iraq. GOAL 1 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 camp. 2 Steps 1) Workshop for Child Assistance •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 social transformation •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.
  7. 7. GOAL 2 Increase awareness and actions to protect and respect the rights of the refugee Syrian children How to do it? Documenting the context and current conditions of children in the Kewargosk Refugee Camp. 3 Steps 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 Social Networks 3) International Pronouncement of Syrian refugee children’s conditions Based on a diagnosis based on content of the Child Rights Declaration and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  8. 8. 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 support) • 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.
  9. 9. More information Visit our webpages Tolerancy International web page Syrian Kids Rights project webpage Get in touch with us: KarwanSaadon Ahmad Al Malakhudhur Project Manager Address: F7, Ashti2, Erbil, Iraq Phone: 00 964 750 310 79 79 E-mail: