A DEMAND FOR ACTION
A Demand for Action started up as a Sweden-based movement that advocates for the rights and brings hands-on relief to Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs — genocide survivors and oppressed minorities of the Middle East. But we havegrown to an international human rights, aid, and advocacy organization.
A Demand for Action (ADFA) is a Sweden-based non-profit international advocacy and humanitarian aid organization comprised only of volunteers.
ADFA started as a social media campaign during the summer of 2014. Our goal was to alert the world to the unfolding genocide of Assyrians/Chaldeans/ Syriacs, Armenians, and Yazidis by Isis extremists and other terrorist groups.
Our mission has grown into a dual purpose:
· Advocating in international forums and raising awareness through traditional journalism, social media channels, and
international conferences. We have successfully influenced relevant legislation in Washington DC, Brussels and the UN;
· Providing humanitarian relief. Although primarily focused on Lebanon and Syria in the beginning, our projects have expanded to other countries, 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.
Besides the above-mentioned major projects, we also help refugees with rentals and other utility expenses, raise funds for surgeries, such as cesarean sections and other urgently needed medical interventions such as eye surgeries.
All of us are volunteers and adhere strictly to the non-profit principles. No salaries. Minimal administrative and overhead costs.
Our funding comes entirely from the generosity of private donors and businesses.
You can become a monthly donor, but you can also donate whenever you wish. Every penny is welcome and can make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable people.