STEP was able to help many children and their families at ARC by distributing food, non-food items, and hygiene kits
STEP’s project at the Arbat Refugee Camp (ARC) in Sulaymaniyah has faced a reduction in funding since early 2019
Our mission is to empower and protect the children in the Kurdish region of Iraq by providing safe spaces that care for and equip those in the most vulnerable circumstances; and working in cooperation with local government and civil society as they build and sustain a safe future for children.
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.
The Drop-In Centre provides a safe space for children. It was started in 2002 specifically to meet the needs of working boys who had nowhere to rest in the market.
STEP has provided Child Protection Services through the Child Friendly Space inside the Arbat Refugee camp since 2013.
If you have a skill and are able to teach it, why not consider visiting us in Iraq and passing your knowledge and skills on to others?
In becoming a long-term donor you are helping to meet the most basic of needs for the vulnerable children and young people we care for.