Raising Awareness

Raising public awareness of the crisis, and the opportunities to help Syrian internally displaced persons (IDPs) rebuild their lives is key to MFA’s mission. With the Syrian crisis now in its twelfth year, a vital part of MFA’s work is to dispel the “Three Great Fears” about resettling Syrian refugees – economic displacement, terrorism, and Islamophobia.


On Capitol Hill, MFA counters anti-refugee sentiments by advocating for sensible and humane U.S. refugee policies that reflect American values and the contributions refugees make to the fabric and strength of our country. MFA’s policy reform platform supports U.S. policies that recognize that our national security and economic interests are enhanced by restoring robust numbers of Syrian refugee admissions, and we urge appropriate funding for refugee resettlement and commensurate foreign aid to assist Syrians.

Add your voice to ours.

MFA encourages individuals and organizations to support our life-saving work. From college groups and congregations to foundations and corporations, MFA has built a dynamic community of advocates dedicated to helping Syrians whose lives have been disrupted by war.

Follow us on social media to stay informed, and lend your voice for Syrian refugees by participating in Calls to Actionand contact your elected Senators and your Representatives.