A Demand For Action

No Cure for Conflict: One Doctor’s Struggle to Help During an Unfathomable Crisis.

I remember the last day before I learned of the Islamic State: I was visiting my parents last August after recently starting my new job as a junior resident. My aunt phoned much later than we’re used to getting phone calls. Her message was brief: Islamic militants were headed to my mother’s town of Bartella …

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“We know a thing or two Mr Abbott!” Diana Yaqco, Media Relations ADFA Australia about a growing terrorist threat in her country

It is purported, the Islamic State strikes in Sydney yet again, this time much closer to home. Two men in their mid-twenties were arrested in the suburb of Fairfield, Sydney late yesterday on terror charges. If you are not from Australia, then allow me to explain, Fairfield is home to a very large Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac community. …

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“My stomach churned in disgust and my heart crumbled into a billion little pieces”, chariy worker and human rights activist Sumer Homeh reports from Tanzania

“A woman that fled from Syria is stuck in Tanzania” was all I needed to read in a post from Nuri Kino, a freelance journalist, human rights activist and founder of A Demand For Action, to move me enough to act. I immediately contacted him and asked how I could help. Although it has been …

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Ramsen Shamon reports from ADFA’s and Syriac League’s speech in Chicago “Why didn’t you shake the world?”

On Feb. 7 the Assyrian National Council of Illinois hosted A Demand For Action delegates. The representatives encouraged Chicagoans to get involved in the organization; a group they said belonged to the entire Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac nation. The three guests of honor were Habib Afram, president of the Syriac League in Lebanon; Nuri Kino, the organization’s founder; …

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Diana Yaqco, Media Relations ADFA Australia, interviews artist, activist and human rights advocate Ramos Jacob

I have known Ramos for a few months now through A Demand for Action and I have come to learn he is a very selfless and motivated young man. Ramos Jakob, which some of you may recognize as Ramos D-Artist, is a singer and songwriter who creates a style of mashed up genres classifying it …

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Diana Yaqco, Media Relations ADFA Australia “Hack and you are a button away from secret documents and can declare war”

While reading the news that the “Cybercalaphite” also known as Islamic State (IS) hacked US Central Command’s Twitter account and YouTube page, I began to wonder what this could mean for the terrorist group. They might be a click away from discovering top secret documents and codes, locations and even nuclear weapons, weapons of mass …

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Ninawa Younan Criminologist and ADFA Community Liaison Officer: Free Our Girls

Today marks the adoption, by the General Assembly of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317 (IV) of 2 December 1949. The resolution was created to prevent, protect and prosecute. And today, 21 million women, men and children are …

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Linda Michael: “How to shine a light in all darkness”

“Not Syrian. Assyrian.” Three words that every Assyrian/Syriacs/Chaldeans has had to utter at some point. It is invariably followed up by an explanation of how we have no country but once had a great Empire and is usually concluded by prattling off all of our ‘firsts’. We have a lot of ‘firsts’. The first civilization. …

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