The Kurdistan Reconstruction and Development Society (KURDS) has been working on numerous projects to provide assistance to Syrian refugees in Dohuk, Erbil, and Slemani. In Erbil KURDS is finalizing work on UN offices in Kawergosk and Qushtapa. In Slemani KURDS is completing work on Arbat Refugee Camp where more than 2000 families will be able to reside once work is complete. In addition, KURDS hopes to soon begin an adult literacy program for residents of both Kawergosk and Darashkran refugee camps.
KURDS has been active in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq since 1991. KURDS activities have included the reconstruction of more than 30 villages and more than 1500 projects in the Kurdistan Region including Ninewah and Kirkuk Governorates. Established to respond to natural and manmade disasters, KURDS has rebuilt communities and worked on numerous programs to increase awareness of a wide variety of topics from human rights to hygiene. In 2008 KURDS received the Civic Award from the Kurdistan Regional Government.