Vulnerable Children
Displaced Families
Syrian Refugees

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Watch the story of Merivan, a young boy from Syria. See how our project at the Arbat refugee camp is impacting his life. Donate to our project to help Syrian refugee children.

Our Mission

STEP seeks to protect the most vulnerable children in ways that become locally sustainable.

Our Vision

Our long term goal is to work towards better child protection systems in Iraq. To do this we work directly with professionals to strengthen key services for children. We also work directly with children to empower them, to understand their rights and how to secure them.

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Find out more about STEP and how you can help us to reach our goals by getting involved!

Latest News

COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped our direct work with children but during the period of lockdown, we have been distributing food to the most vulnerable families. Also, we have been creating creative online content, so that families can spend quality time with their children and educate them while they are at home.

If you would like to get involved in helping the most vulnerable children and families who are affected by this pandemic, please give through the donate section on the website. Thanks!

Syrian Crisis Update

We are deeply saddened by what is happening in the North of Syria. No conflict is good and always impacts women and children the most.

A UN update states: "An estimated 100,000 people have already left their homes in north Syria... The fighting is also already having an impact on basic services. A water station servicing Al-Hassakeh city is out of service, 400,000 people in Al Hassakeh city and surrounding areas rely on this water source.".

We are expecting an influx of refugees in the North of Iraq as people flee to safety. Some extended family may try to join relatives who are safe in Suliemany.

Please help us respond to these needs and support those who are going through such a distressing time.

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Our 18th Birthday

On 12th May we marked STEP's 18th Anniversary.

We would like to thank all those who has supported our work. We appreciate all those who have worked with us. You have all contributed so much in making us who we are as an organization.

Thank you to the children, young people and families who have trusted us and shared your lives with us.

We continue to believe that every children and young person is valuable and that protecting them is the responsibility of us all.

Children have the potential to make a brighter future. 

Thank you to those who have worked towards protecting, teaching and empowering children to reach their potential.