#RefugeesWelcome
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We join the American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS) in urging President Trump to continue refugee resettlement. Please read the statement below and share. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Relief Coalition for Syria Urges Continued Syrian Refugee Resettlement Washington, DC (Jan. 27, 2017)–The American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS) and its 13 member organizations join refugee […]

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Syria Peace Talks Must Unlock Humanitarian Access
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Monday January 23, 2017 : Statement by 97 Syrian and international NGOs on the Astana talks As peace talks commence today between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Astana, Kazakhstan, at least 700,000 people inside Syria – 300,000 of them children – are trapped in besieged areas without the most basic provisions to sustain […]

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Uniting for Peace in Syria: Global Civil Society Appeal to UN Member States
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  A Civil Society Declaration Uniting for Peace in Syria: Global Civil Society Appeal to UN Member States The UN Security Council has failed Syrians. In almost six years of conflict, close to half a million people have been killed and eleven million have been forced to leave their homes. Most recently, the Syrian and Russian governments […]

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Thanksgiving & Giving Refuge
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Please read and take to heart the message below from our friends at Church World Service about the importance of giving refuge to those who need it most during this difficult time: Dear Friend, Right now, it is more important than ever to tell your local, state, and national leaders that your community welcomes refugees […]

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SRD’s Baghdad Hospital among those destroyed in Aleppo attack
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We are saddened to report that SRD’s Baghdad Hospital in the western countryside of Aleppo was destroyed by two consecutive aerial attacks on Monday night that also killed a staff member and injured three others. The attacks occured at 11:15 and 11:30 pm, completely destroying the hospital, an ambulance and medical equipment and supplies. Our […]

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Press Release: Nearly 400,000 Civilians Cut Off from Aid in Aleppo and Manbij
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NEARLY 400,000 CIVILIANS CUT OFF FROM AID IN ALEPPO AND MANBIJ SINCE SYRIA SUPPORT GROUP PLEDGED TO SECURE ACCESS // More than 300,000 civilians in Aleppo and an estimated 60,000 in the Manbij area, Syria, have been cut off from aid in the last three weeks, marking a shameful deterioration since the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) […]

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At Democracy Panel on Syria, Co-Founder Jomana Qaddour Discusses Education, Civil Society
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On Friday, May 20, SRD Co-Founder Jomana Qaddour attended a panel event on Capitol Hill hosted by the Syrian American Council, the Democracy Council and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Fund. The event, Way Forward in Syria: Implications for Policymakers, offered an opportunity for congressional staff to hear from members of Syrian diaspora organizations. […]

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Meeting the Real Needs of Syrian Civilians: A Message to the Humanitarian Task Force
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It has been 60 days since the U.S. and Russia signed the Munich agreement, calling for increased attention to address the dire humanitarian conditions inside Syria. In this time the Humanitarian Task Force (HTF)—established by the 23-member International Syria Support Group (ISSG)—has helped push for UN convoys to enter 31 communities designated by the UN […]

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More than 50 Organizations Ask U.S. Treasury, State for Help with Access to Banking Services
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On February 25, 2016, 58 nonprofit organizations (NPOs), including umbrella groups with more than 300 member organizations, sent a letter to the U.S. Departments of Treasury and State asking them to convene a multi-stakeholder dialogue as part of a broader effort to ensure that registered, law-abiding NPOs are able to access the global financial system. […]

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Intern Kate Cornelius Reflects on an Incredible Ride
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As a recent graduate of American University, I thought I had experienced the gamut of typical D.C. internships—meaning menial tasks and limited project ownership. Everything changed last fall when I became an Advocacy and Outreach Intern at Syria Relief and Development (SRD). In addition to finally working for a cause that I truly cared about, […]

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3 Health Facilities Attacked in Syria on Christmas
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For Immediate Release Washington, DC (Jan. 5, 2016) — On Christmas Day 2015, three hospitals in Aleppo were hit by missiles with one of the hospitals struck again the next day by barrel bombs. At around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 25, Syria Relief and Development (SRD)’s Baghdad field hospital in Aleppo was attacked by two air-to-surface missiles […]

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U.S.-Based Humanitarian Organization’s Medical Supply Warehouse Destroyed in Aleppo, Syria
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Overland Park, Kan. (Dec. 9, 2015) – Syria Relief and Development (SRD)’s medical supply warehouse in Kafrhamra, a suburb of Aleppo, was destroyed by two rockets on Monday, Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m. Two ambulance trucks that were stored in the warehouse were also destroyed along with a large selection of medicines and medical supplies. […]

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