The Durable Solutions Platform In November 2016, a Durable Solutions Platform was created as a joint initiative of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The platform will act as a catalyst to stimulate forward thinking and policy development on durable solutions for displaced Syrians. The platform’s research will assist NGOs in setting joint programmatic and advocacy principles, mechanisms and strategies. (DSP) has been established in 2016 with support of the European Regional Development and Programme (RDPP). Since its establishment, the DSP has developed research projects on key questions regarding durable solutions for Syrians. In addition, DSP has strengthened the capacity of civil society organizations on solutions to displacement
11.11.11 is the coalition of NGOs, unions, movements and various solidarity groups in Flanders (Dutch speaking Northern part of Belgium). It combines the efforts of about 60 organizations and more than 20,000 volunteers, who work together to achieve one common goal: a fair world without poverty Millions of people are still seeing their rights violated: they do not have access to sufficient food, clean drinking water, health care, basic education, a viable income, security or freedom of speech. Every day and all over the world, people are fighting to make a decent living. 11.11.11 fights with them by supporting development initiatives in the South, by lobbying national and international governments and organizations, by campaigning in Belgium for a world that upholds solidarity.
Refugee Protection Watch (RPW) Refugee Protection Watch (RPW) is a coalition formed in 2019 by ALEF – Act for Human Rights, Basmeh and Zeitooneh, PAX, Upinion and 11.11.11. It brings together the strengths and experiences of Lebanese, Syrian and European organisations working in the human rights, peacebuilding, development and humanitarian fields, as well as a social profit enterprise (Upinion) specialised in digital data collection and two-way communication with (refugee) communities.
Founded in 1962, ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) is a global network of over 140 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in 160 countries, operating at global, regional, national and local levels. In addition to the membership, ICVA has developed several strong partnerships at country, regional and global level. Today, ICVA has an outreach of over 8’000 organisations including large and small, secular and faith-based, national and international NGOs, networks and consortiums. An approximate of 75% of NGOs engaged in ICVA activities are southern NGOs, national NGOs, medium-sized and NGO fora.
We are a movement of Local and National Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from the Global South rooted in our communities who share a common goal of promoting fair, equitable and dignified partnerships in the current aid system. We focus on genuine local participation at all levels of development and disaster management, to ensure effective aid is delivered to people in need. 'NEAR' stands for Network for Empowered Aid Response. It acknowledges the vital role played by our members, who are closer to their communities and often first to respond in times of crisis. It is their effectiveness and speediness in responding that often saves lives within the first few days of an emergency.
The Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum (LHIF) is an informal, independent coordinating body comprised of 64 International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) who are working to address the needs of vulnerable individuals, families and communities throughout Lebanon. LHIF is represented by an elected Steering Committee, and supported by a full-time Secretariat. The purpose of LHIF is to facilitate our members' work by efficiently and effectively addressing key issues of common interest. LHIF facilitates coordination among members by identifying strategic issues of concern, advocating for common positions with a unified and consistent voice, engaging and representing the forum with external stakeholders and sharing information.
The humanitarian community operating in Turkey and northern Syria is an extremely rich and diverse collection of actors. The NGO Forum for NGOs operating in northwest Syria (known as well Syria Aid Platform and NGO Forum) acknowledges this richness and is actively encouraging the development of cooperative and collaborative platforms for capacity development and training, information exchange, and cooperation.
The Syria International NGO Regional Forum In light of the increasingly regional nature of the Syrian Crisis, and the humanitarian and political effects on neighboring countries, a regionally focused forum was assembled in April 2013 to give voice to INGOs conducting humanitarian responses in the region and to facilitate their collective engagement.
The NES NGO Forum’s overarching objective is to contribute a principled, appropriate, accountable, timely and effective humanitarian response in North-East Syria. The NES NGO Forum seeks to: lead on operational coordination amongst NES NGOs in coordination with UN agencies to identify needs, gaps and standardize response across agencies; share timely information for action; streamline advocacy and policy messaging; and represent NGOs before a range of stakeholders.
The coalition of Syrian NGOs consists of 23 institutions that work to meet humanitarian needs in line with international standards and protocols. The coalition provides an umbrella for these NGOs to coordinate and advocate around shared messages so that the voices of the victorious civilians are heard. The coalition plays an active role in how aid is delivered in Syria.
Syrian Networks League The Association of Coordinating Bodies of Syrian Civil Society Organizations, united by a transparent coordination mechanism within credible pluralistic participatory frameworks aimed at mobilizing the energies of civil coordination bodies to ensure creative expression of the aspirations of the Syrian civil society, and the development of its initiatives in order to support its causes and build its capacities to promote comprehensive development.
The Syrian Association for Citizens’ Dignity (SACD) is a civil-rights grassroot popular movement established by citizens from different regions of Syria to serve the people of Syria. The Association has no political affiliation. It works to promote, protect and secure the rights of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) wherever they are.