Help Young Syrians Affected By War

by International Alert


You can support Syrian children to cope with the effects of war, to build their resilience so they might prosper despite their experiences. International Alert provides safe spaces where children can engage in arts and play based therapies, build relationships with their peers, and enjoy the simple joys of childhood.

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Many Syrian children have grown up with the brutal civil war in their own country. Syrian refugees have often suffered intense trauma and are still struggling to access a normal childhood. This has been denied them by conflict, migration, and the associated hardships of poverty and lack of access to services. It is these children that we are trying to help with our Peace Education work


We provide children with a secure and child-centred environment in which they can begin to thrive again. Encouraging learning through art, drama and play, the Peace Education classes offer the educational opportunities that are too often absent or inadequate for refugee children. They also offer the important space for kids to begin to deal with the trauma they have experienced.

Long-Term Impact

The children we serve will benefit from access to education, play and a supportive environment. The positive impact on psychological and social wellbeing is transformative. This project will help children to create a better future for themselves and their families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


International Alert's website
Syria: Building peace, from the playground up
Syrian child refugees taught to release stress

Organization Information

International Alert

Location: LONDON, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ben Francis
LONDON, England United Kingdom

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