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.
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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.