A Demand for action is a Sweden-based movement that advocates for rights and brings hands-on relief to Assyrians/Chaldeans/ Syriacs — genocide survivors and oppressed minorities of the Middle East as they struggle to rebuild their lives. Beginning in 2014 as a social media campaign to alert the world’s leaders to the Isis genocide and to demand urgent action to stop the terrorists, it has evolved into a global powerhouse, influencing international legislation including genocide recognition by several countries. In addition to advocacy, we bring humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing war and religious persecution. Our humanitarian work in the Middle East, and more recently in Armenia and Ukraine, have gained international acclaim and media attention.
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A Demand for Action (ADFA) is a Sweden-based, non-profit advocacy and humanitarian aid group that works for the rights and helps fill the survival needs of indigenous Assyrians / Chaldeans / Syriacs, Armenians, Yazidis, and other oppressed minorities in the Middle East and beyond.
Founded in 2014, as a social media campaign, to alert the world to the unfolding genocide of Assyrians/Chaldeans/ Syriacs by Isis extremists, we have now grown into an international organization with a dual mission:
- Advocating in international fora, and raising awareness through traditional journalism, our social media channels, and - for example - participating in international conferences. We have influenced relevant legislation in Washington DC, Brussels, and the UN.
- Providing humanitarian relief. Although primarily focused on Lebanon and Syria, our work has expanded from sending shipments to Iraq in 2014, to working in other conflict zones such as Armenia and most recently, Ukraine where we facilitated the relocation of more than 3000 Ukrainian refugees to Sweden. We also sent 500 tons of food and medicine to Ukraine.
We are all volunteers and adhere strictly to the non-profit principle. No salaries. Minimal administrative and overhead costs.
Our funding comes entirely from the generosity of private donors.
You can become a monthly donor, but you can also donate as you wish. Every penny is welcome, to make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable people.
With this video, we would like to show you what we've accomplished, our activities, during 2020. Thank you for all your help.