"The Syrian Emergency Task Force is the single most effective grassroots organization working on the Syria conflict. With a small staff, and bare-bones operation, it engages effectively in Congress to develop legislation to hold accountable the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity. SETF has built broad coalitions of like-minded organizations to raise public awareness of the devastating human consequences of the Assad regime’s brutal campaign against the Syrian people. SETF’s staff has been relentless in its pursuit of justice for Syrians, advocating around the world in support of legal efforts to bring Assad and his senior officials before courts to answer for their crimes. It also undertakes extraordinary work on the ground, providing Syrian children with opportunities to continue their educations, supporting civil society activists, and laying foundations for a better future for all Syrians, whatever the outcome of the current conflict might be. I am proud to be associated with SETF and its outstanding, dedicated team."
Dr. Ketcham Chair in Middle East Studies, Smith College
SETF Advisory Board Member
Dr. Steven Heydemann
SETF Advisory Board Member
“The Valley Syrian Relief Committee (VSRC), a network of faith-based organizations in Western Mass., has been a partner with SETF in the struggle to end the war in Syria, bring the Assad regime to justice, and create a viable and democratic future for Syria. We have greatly benefitted from our work with Mouaz, Natalie, Erica and the SETF Board. They have been an inspiration to VSRC, speaking at our events, providing analysis and guidance that impacts Congressional legislation, and connecting us with others who are also fighting on behalf of the Syrian people (e.g., the Holocaust Museum, former Ambassador Stephen Rapp, and Dr. Stephen Heydemann). In effect, SETF has had a profound impact on our work.”
Photos of Michael, Sara, and Debbie of the VSRC with Mouaz Moustafa and Mazen Alhummada at an event in Northampton to raise awareness for injustice in Syria this October 2017.
Michael Kane from The Valley Syria Relief Committee, Northampton, MA
"I've had an amazing experience so far volunteering with SETF.
I've been able to take part in spreading awareness and attending various events with the organization. While being a volunteer I have been able to start on a few projects and hope that they excel from here. So grateful for this opportunity to work closely with the team."
Little Rock AR volunteer
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"In a world filled with conflicts, rumors of conflict, nations rising up against nations, government administering violence against its people, SETF has emerged as a beacon of light championing the liberation of the victimized, oppressed and displaced people of Syria. Working with SETF has given me the opportunity to connect directly with brave Syrian survivors and champions of freedom. I have had the privilege of laying my own brick on the many already laid for the liberation of Syrians and Syria. SETF will keep building until the world sees our hut as a LIGHTHOUSE beckoning for its intervention in the worst humanitarian disaster since WWII."
Darlynton is a Clinton School Graduate Student and lawyer and a Syrian Emergency Task Force fellow.
Darlynton is a Clinton School Graduate Student and lawyer and a Syrian Emergency Task Force fellow
"The Syrian Emergency Task Force is the most effective U.S. advocacy group working on behalf of the Syrian democratic opposition and Syrian-American community. SETF also maintains close ties with the opposition working abroad, in Syria and neighboring countries."
Former Senior Diplomat under President Clinton