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ADFA Nominated for Global Good Award

The prominent aid and human rights organization ADFA has been named a finalist for the prestigious Global Good Award in the Humanitarian Response Champions category.
Swedish news outlet Telgenytt.se reports on ADFA's achievements. The article is written by Alexander Isa and translated below.

Translated Swedish Article by Telgenytt

The internationally recognized Global Good Awards in London highlights organizations making groundbreaking efforts in their respective fields. ADFA, based in Södertälje, Sweden, is one of six finalists competing for the Humanitarian Response Champions award.The organization was nominated by American corporate communications strategist and magazine contributor  Jackie Abramian after she followed their work during the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria in 2023. ADFA's effective efforts, which included collecting and sending supplies from Sweden and establishing international collaborations with other aid organizations, impressed the jury.

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ADFA founder Nuri Kino expressed his pride in being a finalist. 
"We are grateful and happy. This is great proof that the work of volunteers makes a difference in the world. We worked tirelessly, around the clock during the earthquake. We are all volunteers, no salaries or fees. Today, I feel a little extra proud as a Södertälje resident and want to send a resounding hurrah and thank you to everyone who supports us," Nuri Kino told Telgenytt.


The Global Good Awards highlights that ADFA's efforts have raised awareness of social justice issues through collaborations with global celebrities and influencers. The organization's founder, Nuri Kino, an award-winning investigative journalist, regularly publishes editorials on social justice issues in Newsweek. The skill of ADFA members in securing media coverage has influenced legislation and aid budgets both in Sweden and internationally.


After the earthquake on February 6, ADFA mobilized its Rapid Response strategy and raised $30,000. Aid containers from Sweden arrived in Syria on February 7 with 200 thermal blankets, 200 tons of tents and winter clothing, food for 625 people in Qamishli and 300 displaced families in Aleppo, and water for 2,500 households in Hassakeh.


In collaboration with the Syriac Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo, Butrus Qasis, they mobilized more volunteers to expedite aid distribution. In Turkey's earthquake zone, they distributed 200 boxes of hygiene items, eggs, food, and sweets to 550 families.
The winner of the Global Good Awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on October 3.

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