NAFS was created by Syrian organizers and activists in the diaspora. Here is more information about the Alliance:
What is NAFS?
The National Alliance for Syria is a network of Syrian activists, community groups, organizations all dedicated to the creation and development of a democratic Syria; free from sectarian privileges, a nation to represent the people, equally
Why was NAFS started?
To create cohesion and connectivity across the local networks and create a national voice for Syria
We recognize that the richness of Syria comes from the diversity of our people - whether ethnically, religiously, socio-economically. With this diversity comes the need to articulate a shared vision that all Syrians can feel proud of, and more importantly take ownership of. The principles identified in the Platform for Unity provide the framework for this collective vision
How is NAFS funded?
100% through community member donations. We do not take money from governments or special interests groups
What does the money go to?
Unless specifically stated (i.e. for charitable contributions for Syrians in need) the donations go to the activities of NAFS and development of our institution
Who gave you this right to run an Alliance?
As Syrians, we did
How NAFS connected to the ‘people’?
Our structure is grounded in connecting local entities, nationally. We are in essence a bottom's-up, grass-roots Alliance
What is your relationship with other organizations?
We are an Alliance of numerous organizations and independent entities. As long as an organization signs on to our mission they can join the Alliance