About the ACU

About the ACU

The Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) was formed in December 2012 by the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (Etilaf) to coordinate urgently needed assistance to all those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

The ACU coordinates the delivery of aid impartially to all Syrians regardless of ethnicity, religion, or political beliefs, in line with international standards and human rights principles that aid should be given on the basis of need alone.

Since its inception, the ACU has worked to facilitate and direct the delivery of urgent humanitarian supplies, including medicine and food, to towns and cities across Syria.

The ACU works with local councils and local aid groups, international donors and aid agencies, and international and local NGOs to identify areas of need and link donors with actors on the ground. The ACU has also played an important role in highlighting Syria’s urgent humanitarian needs, producing professional and high-quality technical assessments for humanitarian and relief needs.