Our mission is to act.
Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) is the nation's leading interfaith response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
Who we are.
The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA), a project of the Tides Center, is comprised of 100 participating organizations. MFA is a coordinating body, a network, and a vehicle for harnessing the power of the faith-based and civil society collective to respond to the Syrian crisis.
MFA enlists the moral authority and the mobilizing power of religion and civil society to address the ongoing suffering of people affected by the Syrian crisis. We address the three great fears that interfere with humane and sensible public policy: economic impact, terrorism, and Islamophobia.
Mobilize the interfaith
response to the crisis.
Create awareness of the facts, the needs, and the opportunities for positive action.
Advocate for sensible and humane refugee policies.
Deliver humanitarian aid and raise funds for direct services on the ground.
Cultivate groundbreaking partnerships in the region.
MFA has assembled a network of 100 secular and faith-based organizations, including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh organizations, committed to responding to the Syrian crisis.
Working with our partners in the region, MFA has been instrumental in bringing about a new channel of relief through which desperately needed supplies are now being delivered to difficult-to-access villages in Syria. To date, MFA has facilitated the delivery of more than $137 million of relief, including clothing, blankets, food, sanitary items, medications, medical equipment, medical supplies – and even four ambulances.
MFA worked with its partner NGOs to support the opening of a new bakery in southern Syria. The bakery opened in February 2018 and began production of 15,000 pitas a day, serving a population of over 40,000 people.
In 2018, MFA is working withs its partners on a project to build an extension to a hospital in southern Syria. The extension will house a new CT scan center — the only one in the region — which that will increase the range of healthcare services available, mitigate unsafe travel to other regions by people seeking healthcare, and help rebuild the healthcare infastructure in the region.
MFA has raised more than $2 million in cooperation with JDC for Syrian refugee relief and support services.
MFA has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Jerusalem Post, among others.
MFA has reached more than 11,000 people through in-person public events and briefings to humanitarian, civic, and government bodies in the EU, UK, U.S., Canada, and Israel.
MFA’s work has forged groundbreaking cooperative efforts between Syrians and Israelis.
MFA advocates and makes recommendations for more sensible and humane policies for Syrian refugees.