After the fall of Raqqa to ISIS, the Raqqa City Local Council (RCLC) came under tremendous pressure and many of its leaders had their lives threatened. DC facilitated the move out of Raqqa to Turkey and provided six months of financial support to RCLC affiliated staff.
Deir ez Zor Local Council was supported by DC’s emergency program after ISIS took control of the area. The man pictured is the former head of the Council who- after the 6 month period of support- found a job in Turkey as a teacher at an elementary school.
Rezan Zeitouneh, a DC local partner since 2007, and one of the most well known activists in Syria. Supported through emergency assistance, organizational development, capacity building, mentoring, from start of demonstrations to her capture by extremists. One of the most influential moderate, nonviolent actors in Syria. With DC help started LCCs, then follow on organizations. …