Assisting the Syrian people to relieve suffering.
SETF Is A Humanitarian Non-Profit American Organization Pursuing Justice, Democracy, And Peace In Syria.
Areas of Work
The Syrian Emergency Task Force was originally established to advocate on behalf of the Syrian people to the United States Government. We have never lost sight of that objective.
Peace is impossible without justice. In the pursuit of justice, SETF supports documentation efforts of the war crimes carried out against the Syrian people and pursues legal action of war crimes all over the world.
SETF’s humanitarian support, and an overwhelming amount of our funds, goes primarily to those still inside the war zone. We focus on Internally Displaced People, specifically orphans, besieged civilians, and those in most need.
SETF supports civilian governing structures in liberated areas of Syria including local councils, local police forces, civilian courts, and other civil society organizations. We hold workshops focused on transitional justice, reconciliation, and the support of youth, minorities, and women on the ground in Syria.
Letting the Syrian people know they are not alone...
Recent Work on the Ground
Rehabilitation Center in Gaziantep, Turkey
Our team visited a Rehab Center in Turkey where we passed out Letters of Hope sent to us from around the world, distributed toys, and provided over a months' rent. The men, women, and children at the Center are internally displaced Syrians who have been allowed to cross the border only due to the severity of their medical conditions. The attendees include amputees, burn victims, and cancer patients and everyone is traumatized.
SETF works closely with civilians in the desperate Rukban IDP camp in southern Syria (near the Jordanian border). Out of the nearly 50,000 internally displaced people in this camp, half of them are children. Their basic needs are not met and these 50,000 people are starving in the desert.
SETF has been working to bring essential items into Rukban and advocate for their protection with the American government.