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The Syrian Humanitarian Voice - Clarifying our Priorities

June 10th, 2023 /

Washington, DC - The American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS) would like to emphasize that the Syrian crisis is a human rights crisis at its core that has evolved into a humanitarian crisis because of the brutal actions of the Syrian regime against its people. Thus, we will continue to support all efforts that ensure accountability… Read more

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  • Press Release

    Humanitarian Aid Workers in Starving Eastern Ghouta Available for Interview

    November 16, 2017

    For Immediate Release                                                         American Relief Coalition for Syria: info(at)arcsyria


    Humanitarian Aid Workers in Starving Eastern Ghouta A…

  • 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 past weeks, reports have emerged detailing the tragic situation in the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, with images of emaciated children and stories of starvation bringing to…

  • 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 new approaches to e…

  • 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 government is considering a huge shift in refugee resettlement policy by capping the number of admitted refugees at 50,000. This change in policy would have a widespread…

  • 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/Ad…

  • 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 and to purs…

  • 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. 

    Today, the worl…

  • 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.

  • 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:

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    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 him from the community that has now become his home: Chicago…

  • 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 a…

  • 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 Commiss…

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