SETF is a Humanitarian Non-Profit American Organization pursuing justice, democracy, and peace in Syria

 A rally at the Arkansas State Capitol organized by our team and our partner, the Wisdom House Project, in solidarity with the the people of Damascus

A rally at the Arkansas State Capitol organized by our team and our partner, the Wisdom House Project, in solidarity with the the people of Damascus

Political advocacy

The Syrian Emergency Task Force was originally established to advocate on behalf of the Syrian people in the United States Government. We have never lost sight of that objective. We believe that it is the responsibility of the United States to play a leadership role in the world to help stop the slaughter of civilians in Syria because an end to the violence serves both US National Interests and aligns with our core values and principles that our country was founded on. Protecting civilians is also key in our fight against terrorism in the region and globally.

 Holocaust Survivor, Margit Meisner, speaks about the need for accountability at our event in the US Capitol 

Holocaust Survivor, Margit Meisner, speaks about the need for accountability at our event in the US Capitol 

PUrsuing Justice

SETF understands the fact that peace is impossible without justice.  We have regularly strived to support documentation efforts of the war crimes carried out against the Syrian people. In our partnership with the Ceaser team and renowned experts of international humanitarian law we have continuously pursued legal prosecutions of war criminals all over the world. In pursuit of justice we have accomplished the following and continue to work on bringing new court cases against perpetrators of war crimes:

 Our Turkey team providing training to women civil society leaders on the Turkish Syrian border 

Our Turkey team providing training to women civil society leaders on the Turkish Syrian border 

Supporting Civil Society

SETF worked with donor governments to support civilian governing structures in liberated areas of Syria including Local Councils, local police forces, civilian courts, and civil society organizations. We hold workshops focused on Transitional Justice, Reconciliation, and support to youth minorities and women on the ground in Syria. The following are some examples of our activities:

 Syrian civilians smiling after receiving bread. SETF provides thousands of internaly displaced families with bread on a monthly basis

Syrian civilians smiling after receiving bread. SETF provides thousands of internaly displaced families with bread on a monthly basis

HUMANITARIAN

SETF focuses its humanitarian support to those still inside the war zone. Our work focuses on Internally Displaced People specifically orphans, besieged civilians, and those in most need. The overwhelming amount of funds and efforts of SETF goes to our humanitarian work and the following are some examples of our initiatives:

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Letting the Syrian people know they are not alone...

Letters of Hope Webpage

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You can help the CAESAR BILL become a law: CALL YOUR SENATORS

The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act has passed the House of Representatives twice, and has now passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In order for the Caesar bill to become law, it must pass the Senate before the next Congress (end of 2018).

Please, we urge everyone to CALL YOUR SENATORS  with an urgent request for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow FLOOR TIME for the Caesar Bill. 

When the Caesar Bill becomes law, the Syrian people will have hope for protection and justice from the United States. It will be the most effective action by the U.S. to bring accountability and stability for the people of Syria.

 

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