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The Syrian Interim Government in Ankara organized a meeting with representatives of the Syrian observer group which represented more than 16 countries including the European Union, the United States, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

The meeting comes within the framework of the Syrian government’s initiative advocacy plan to strengthen governance and enable government institutions to play a strong role in areas beyond the control of the regime and to present the outputs of the EU-funded governance structures project.

The discussion dealt mainly with the tragic humanitarian situation in the liberated areas as a result of the repeated bombardments and disasters it has left over eight years of war And the deterioration of humanitarian conditions in the areas of regime control as a result of his indifference to the local population, who were reluctantly forced to submit to his security grip As well as the situation of the areas controlled by the terrorist PKK and the displacement of its indigenous people and consequently the continued instability in those areas and the inability of indigenous peoples to return safely and voluntarily.

The talk presented fundamental needs, especially in the sectors of health, education and economic empowerment, which are the main factors for the stability of the population, the empowerment of development programs, the reduction of migration and militarization, enable government institutions through local councils and technical directorates to play their role effectively together with civil society organizations.

In the framework of strengthening relations with the official Turkish institutions and coordination of joint work within Turkey and in Syria, the President of the University of Gaziantep and the accompanying delegation, prof.Dr. Ali Gore visited the headquarters of the Assistance coordination Unit, where a joint meeting was held with The Vice President of the University and the Head of the Arab Section Dr. Shekhemos Demir and a faculty member Dr. Fahmi Sogukoglu at the university as well as the heads of departments in the unit.

The Executive Director gave a brief presentation on the activities and works of the Unit and focused on the importance of the periodic, interactive and quality reports issued by the Unit, which could be a reference and source of information based on research and academic studies.
Also, the President of the University spoke about the history of Gaziantep and its departments, especially the Arab section, which was the first department in Turkey taught in Arabic, which will graduate the first batch of students this year.

He also talked about the experience of opening the branch of Carablus, which was the first branch of the Turkish University abroad and are in the process of expanding the idea and the opening of branches in Al-Bab and Azaz, Afrin and Mara in the case of availability of sufficient number of students where they will take matriculation exam YÖS(foreigner student exam) and on the basis of the number of successful students will be the opening of new branches.

The President of the University also spoke about the Center and the Institute of Immigration at the University and the possibility of joint research and studies so that The unit can be relied upon to access the information and data inside Syria and thus, an academic dimension and reference is given to the studies which enhances the usefulness and credibility of the studies issued .
It is worth mentioning that the unit and the University of Gaziantep are preparing to sign a protocol of cooperation in the field of information exchange, studies and implementation of joint projects within Turkey and Syria.

As part of the program of visits to the State of Qatar, the second visit was to the Silatech Foundation where a joint meeting was held with the participation of the Executive Director, the Director of Health Programs and the Director of Information Technology,

On behalf of Silatech, the program’s Executive Director and Director of the Economic Empowerment Program participated in the meeting. The ACU team thanked the State of Qatar and Silatech for their contribution to the revitalization of economic empowerment and community development programs.

visiting the sate Qatar-and the Syrian Embassy
At the invitation of Silatech Country Foundation and within the role of Assistance Coordination Unit and its core functions in advocating the needs and issues of interest to our people in Syria and enhancing communication and building partnerships,Assistance Coordination Unit visited the state of Qatar, where it met with several governmental and non-governmental governmental institutions in order to raise awareness of the priorities and needs of the Syrians, particularly in the areas of education, health, economic empowerment, and civil society organizations to empower local communities.The first visit was to the Syrian Embassy in Qatar where the meeting was held with the Ambassador Mr. Nizar Hassan Al haraki and the First Secretary Mr.Hzem Lutfy. The Executive Director Mr. Mouhammad Hassno explained the reality and nature of the work of the Assistance Coordination Unit and its role, challenges, and difficulties facing the needs response. The Ambassador also expressed the importance of the role of Assistance Coordination Unit in playing a coordinating role among all The parties also supported the Syrian vision and provided an explanation of the nature of the embassy’s work, the importance of its services to the Syrian community, the definition of the Syrian issue and the transfer of the true and actual image of the brothers in Qatar.At the end of the visit, the Executive Director presented a shield of thanks to the Syrian Embassy, recognizing the efforts made by it to serve the Syrian community.

Within the framework of the visit’s program to the State of Qatar, a meeting was held in Doha at the headquarters of the Qatar Red Crescent. The meeting was attended by the Executive Director of Assistance Coordination Unit, the Director of Health Programs and the Director of Information Technology and from the Qatari Crescent attended the Executive Director of the International Relief and Development Sector. 

There has been talks about reinforcing the partnership and strengthening it with new projects, especially in the health sector in coordination with the representative of the Qatari Red Crescent in turkey, at the outset, the Executive Director of the Assistance Coordination Unit thanked the efforts of the Red Crescent and explained some of the challenges and difficulties facing the humanitarian and development work. The Qatari Crescent affirmed that it will continue to move forward in supporting the Syrian cause and working together to overcome difficulties and challenges.

In the context of strengthening relations with Turkish government institutions and exploring prospects for coordination and cooperation, the Executive Director of the Assistance Coordination Unit has visited the Governor of Gaziantep, Mr. Dawood Gul, where the Executive Director presented the activities of the ACU in both Turkey and Syria.

The governor stressed the necessity to meet the basic needs of the Syrians both residing in Turkey or in Syria, and the efforts of the Turkish government in this area. The Governor also expressed his readiness to provide all support and facilities for the work of the ACU both in Syria and in Gaziantep city.

The Syrian Interim Government in the Turkish capital of Ankara organized a meeting with officials of the Syrian file at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Assistance Coordination Unit, the Local Development Organization, and the Local Councils Unit participated alongside the Syrian Interim Government. 

The meeting comes within the framework of the Syrian government’s initiative to strengthen governance and enable government institutions to play a strong role in areas beyond the control of the regime and to present the outputs of the EU-funded governance structure project to the Turkish Foreign MinistryThe discussion dealt mainly with the tragic humanitarian situation in the liberated areas as a result of the repeated bombardments and disasters it has left over eight years of war and the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the areas controlled by the regime due to its indifference to the local population uneasily forced to submit to its security grip, as well as the situation of the areas controlled by the terrorist PKK and the displacement of its indigenous people and consequently the continued instability in those areas and the inability of indigenous peoples to return safely and voluntarily. 

The talk presented fundamental needs, especially in the sectors of health, education and economic empowerment, which are the main factors for the stability of the population and the empowerment of development programs and the reduction of migration and militarization and enable the institutions of the interim government through local councils and technical directorates to perform their role effectively together with civil society organizations and to enable local councils and service directorates to carry out their tasks to the fullest extent possible.

In turn, officials of the Turkish Foreign Ministry stressed their keenness to support the cause of the Syrian people and Turkey’s stand in all its institutions to achieve the goals of the Syrians. They also affirmed their keenness to support the opposition institutions including the Syrian interim government and its plan for corporate governance and empower local councils and service departments to carry out their duties to the fullest extent.

Assistance coordination unit signed yesterday in Gaziantep a memorandum of understanding with the private University of Hassan Kalyoncu exchange of expertise and training materials in the field of research and studies,organizing conferences, workshops, exhibitions, academic gatherings and research at the local and international levels.Dissemination of studies and joint scientific papers, exchange of information on Syrian refugees inside and outside Turkey to develop mechanisms of response and intervention, joint use of facilities and possibilities of the parties.

The Belgian capital Brussels hosted the conference “Support for the Future of Syria and the Region” last weekend for the third consecutive year in Brussels under the auspices of the United Nations and the European Union. It aims to mobilize financial support for the humanitarian and relief efforts in Syria and to support the neighboring countries of Syria hosting Syrian refugees on its soil.
The donor countries pledged $ 6.9 billion this year to support humanitarian action in Syria and neighboring countries.
The conference was attended by 85 countries and international organizations, with the participation of nearly 1,000 participants, representing donor countries, the United Nations, civil society organizations and the host countries of Syrian displaced people, primarily Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
The Syrian organizations, including Assistance Coordination Unit, participated in the conference by organizing a session entitled “Transforming aid in the Syrian crisis and best practices to mitigate risks and lessons learned” and another session entitled “Protecting humanitarian workers in Syria”.

Assistance Coordination Unit has signed a cooperation protocol with the Union of French Charities (UOCEF). The Protocol includes direct collaboration on the coordination of workers and projects with common objectives in terms of preparation, funding, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. UOCEF is a consortium of the following organizations: Al-Bir Charity Organization, Al-Zas Syria, SOS Syria and Solidarity with the Syrian People. The Union aims to prepare a unified strategy for all relief organizations and coordinate efforts with other organizations