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Open Letter to WHO Regional Directors for Eastern Mediterranean and Europe

March 31st, 2020 /

The American Relief Coalition for Syria and 37 other leading Syrian medical and humanitarian organizations wrote to the World Health Organization Regional Offices this week to plead for their help.

Our organizations work on the front line in northern Syria. Our doctors, nurses, aid workers, rescue workers… Read more

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  • Press Release

    Syrian Diaspora Organizations Issue Urgent Statement on the Situation in Eastern Ghouta

    November 1, 2017 /

    November 1st, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) -- Over the…

  • Blog Post

    ARCS Advocacy Day 2017

    October 31, 2017 / ARCS Staff

    On October 25th, ARCS members from across the country came to Washington, D.C. to meet with their representatives and advocate on issues that have the most impact on their work. They spoke the importance and need for…

  • Press Release

    ARCS Members Disturbed by Proposed Refugee Resettlement Numbers

    September 15, 2017 /

    Washington, DC (September 15, 2017)- News reports this week claim that the US…

  • Blog Post

    My Year at ARCS

    August 30, 2017 / Haleluya Hadero

    This May, I concluded my full academic year internship with the American Relief Coalition for Syria; serving as the Communications/Advocacy/Marketing Intern during the Fall 2016 semester, and continuing on as the Senior Communications/…

  • Blog Post

    Syrians Go Way Back

    July 14, 2017 / Omneya Mohamed

    The first Arabs immigrated to the United States in the 1880s. Most of them came from Greater Syria, which is present-day Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Syria. Typically, immigrants made the journey to escape economic struggles…

  • Blog Post

    World Refugee Day 2017

    June 19, 2017 / Omneya Mohamed

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1951, during the Second World War. The purpose of its creation was to help millions of Europeans who fled their countries and left everything behind. 

  • News

    'The dead were wherever you looked': inside Syrian town after gas attack

    April 11, 2017 /

    Khan Sheikhun is a ghost town, its streets deserted and silent as though mourning the victims of the atrocity that occurred here two days earlier.

    The only reminder of what happened is a small, blackened, crater near the northern part of town, where a rocket laced with a nerve…

  • News

    Dozens Of Syrian Civilians Dead In Chemical Attack On Rebel-Held Town

    April 11, 2017 / Kasumi Quinlan

    An apparent chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held area of Syria claims the lives of dozens of civilians, including children. The White House blames the Syrian government.

    Listen to the NPR episode or read the full transcript here:



  • Blog Post

    A Syrian Tailor Finds a Home in Chicago

    March 27, 2017 / Haleluya Hadero

    Ahmad Al Atrash does not like to be called a refugee. To him, a Syrian who fled a brutal civil war in his country, that word is loaded with negative connotations, and separates…

  • News

    Syria conflict: Rebels launch fresh Damascus assault

    March 21, 2017 /

    Rebels and allied jihadists have launched a new attack in east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces repelled an initial assault.

    A rebel official said they had retaken ground in the Jobar district which they gained on Sunday and then lost during fierce clashes.

    But state media said the "infiltration attempts" had been foiled and that troops had begun clearing the area.

    On Monday,…

  • News

    This Syrian Refugee Is Finding Hope through Surfing in Lebanon

    March 21, 2017 /

    Five years since its inception, the Syrian Civil War is being called the deadliest conflict in the 21st century… thus far. More than 450,000 Syrians have been killed, and according to estimates from the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, approximately 6.5 million have been displaced.

    It’s from the ashes of that hopelessness that make this story of a Syrian refugee named Ali Kassem…

  • News

    Along Syria-Jordan Border, Refugees Struggle At A Camp Aid Workers Can't Visit

    March 21, 2017 /

    In the middle of the desert, hundreds of miles from the nearest city, 60,000 Syrians are camped out along the Syrian and Jordanian border in what has become one of the biggest and most desperate refugee settlements in the region. Few outsiders have ever seen it.

    NPR visited an area near the camp last week in a trip organized by the Jordanian military.


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