Our project in Iraq was a short term project and ran through 2017.
Project Lead: Daniel Cabrera
Project Partners: STEP UK, UNICEF
Our project was located in three refugee camps which housed refugees from Syria who were fleeing the civil war in their own country.
Capital City: Baghdad
Population: 38.4 million
In 2017 Onside Soccer worked across three locations in northern Iraq, holding football sessions for refugees fleeing war in Syria. In partnership with UNICEF, Onside supplied equipment to get all three projects started and also employed a part time coach who looked after all three projects.
Only ever designed as a short term project, it was very effective in helping young people adjust to their new surroundings and also helped to bring a sense of normality and stability to their lives.