Nada Odeh is among the 7,000 Syrian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders living in the United States. Nada is a well-known art educator, visual artist and museum curator. She works with folklore societies, refugee communities, and museum associations all over the country, using art to tell stories, connect people, and heal trauma.
Monzer Shakally is a dental student who came to the US 6 years ago. Last year, Monzer shared his incredible
journey with us, and we caught up with him recently to see how things are going.
Read his previous stories here: https://arcsyria.org/article/monzer-ive-always-wanted-democracy
ARCS worked with its member organizations to provide relief to those affected by flooding in IDP camps.
Our member organizations met in DC on Sept. 13th to speak directly with their Congressional representatives about issues affecting humanitarian work in Syria.
On September 13th, 2018 the American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS) held its second annual Advocacy Event in Washington, DC. Representatives from our member organizations convened on Capitol Hill for a day full of meetings with their representatives, to speak with them about the issues that most impact their humanitarian work for Syrians. Topics of focus in this year advocacy event included the importance of supporting education programs for Syrian children and youth, and the future of the Idlib region.