November 27, 2022
In light of the tragic and increasingly dire humanitarian situation unfolding in Ukraine, the American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS), a coalition of 11 Syrian American humanitarian organizations, would like to express its sincere stance in solidarity with civilians who have found their lives starkly impacted by the Russian invasion currently taking place in Ukraine.
November 27, 2022
Syrian American diaspora organizations play a central role in localization: The transnational identity, and personal links with local communities, opens additional pathways to strengthen local resilience during an ongoing and protracted humanitarian crisis. By understanding the contributions of these organizations, the goal of this report is to contribute to the conversations around the changing humanitarian system by helping to identify potential spaces for engagement between diaspora and institutional aid actors.


September 23, 2021

CONTACT: Shannon Wilson: ; Jenny Lindell:

ARCS, CLINIC, and SAC call on USCIS to immediately publish a Federal Register Notice automatically extending work permits for Syrians on TPS for at least another six months and taking steps to ensure other TPS holders and their employers do not have to face this issue going forward.

Read the Full Press Release (PDF).


On September 12, 2019, ARCS' Executive Committee Member and Syria Relief & Development' Co-Founder, Jomana Qaddour, provided a powerful testimony on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing. Watch the full hearing here: Below is Jomana's full testimony. 

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

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