Washington, DC (March 8th, 2017) – On Tuesday, President Trump announced his new Executive Order on refugees and immigrants. The new Executive Order retains many of the central elements of the original order, including decreasing the number of refugees admitted to the United States each year from 110,000 to 50,000, the lowest number in 35 years. This will dramatically reduce the number of Syrian refugees who are able to resettle in the U.S.
"Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States"
Washington, DC (Jan. 27, 2017)--The American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS) and its 13 member organizations join refugee rights and Syrian diaspora organizations in urging President Trump to reconsider an executive order that would bar thousands of displaced Syrians from seeking a safe, permanent home. The decision to halt resettlement would not only be detrimental to the safety and livelihoods of Syrians currently waiting to be resettled but also harmful to Syrian refugees who have already been resettled in the U.S.
(Washington, DC) December 13th, 2016 – The American Relief Coalition for Syria, a coalition of 13 humanitarian and development organizations that aid 5.7 million Syrians worldwide, are outraged about the latest developments unfolding in Syria. As the Syrian government and its allies take over Eastern Aleppo, numerous reports show of mass rape, torture, and executions.
(Washington, DC) – The Syrian regime and its allies continued their all-out assault on eastern Aleppo today, capturing new territory and trapping thousands of civilians in the crossfire. With tens of thousands of civilians still trapped there, eastern Aleppo is headed toward complete catastrophe.
Lena Arkawi, spokesperson for the American Relief Coalition for Syria, a coalition of 13 humanitarian and development organizations that aid 5.7 million Syrians worldwide, issued the following statement in response:
(Washington, DC) – Ahead of a meeting yesterday with President-elect Donald Trump, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is reportedly under consideration to head the Department of Homeland Security, accidentally revealed a portion of his strategic plan for the department. The number one priority is to "Bar the Entry of Potential Terrorists," which calls for "reducing the intake of Syrian refugees to zero."
Bombardment of Aleppo Hospitals Leaves Civilians without Medical Care
(Washington, DC) – In recent days, eastern Aleppo has come under the most intense bombardment of the Syrian conflict. Escalated airstrikes by Russian and regime forces have reportedly killed over 100 civilians on the ground and destroyed critical remaining infrastructure in besieged, battle-scarred neighborhoods. All the hospitals in eastern Aleppo are now destroyed, leaving over 250,000 civilians without access to medical care.