CODSSY (The Syrian Development and Relief Collective)
CODSSY is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan and non-governmental humanitarian organization. It was Founded in Paris on October 22, 2012 according to the law of 1 July 1901, by decree of 16 August 1901 and the organisation is registered under the number W751217007.
What are our goals?
The mission of CODSSY is to provide emergency aid for victims of the conflict in Syria and to their families regardless of their ethnic, confessional and socio-economic origins.
Faced with the scale and the variety of needs of the populations affected, our organization intends to act in the health, nutritional, educational, moral and legal fields.
The members organizations of CODSSY
CODSSY brings together dozens of syrian civil society organizations, which include first and foremost:
- l’Association de soutien au peuple syrien (ASPS) (founder member)
- Initiative for a New Syria (founder member)
- Soriyat (Les femmes Syriennes pour le développement) (founder member)
- Souria Houria (Syrie Liberté) (founder member)
- Cercle Syrie Moderne (founder member)
- ALWANE (joined May 2013)
- Syrie Moderne Démocratique Laïque (joined August 2013)
- Taalim (joined January 2014)
- Yalla! Pour les enfants syriens (joined May 2014)
- Ila Souria (joined June 2014)
- Sonbola (joined June 2014)
President: Mohamad al Roumi (Souria Houria)
Secretary General: Racha Abazeid (Syrie Moderne Démocratique Laïque)
Treasurer: Ben Lydon (Initiative for a New Syria)
Our local relays in Syria
The General Office of the Civil Councils of Damascus, the General Office of the Civil Councils of Rif Damascus, the General Office of the Civil Councils of Qunaytra and Golan, the Local Coordination Committees, in addition of the organizations Kelna Sawa and Najda Now, are among our partners on the ground.
CODSSY is working in partnership with CSPS, a committee based in France which involves various organizations, trade unions, charitable organizations whose objective is to expand humanitarian aid in Syria.
CODSSY works in partnership with CCFD-Terre Solidaire, the first development NGO in France, to bring support to Syrians in Syria and the neighbouring countries.
Contact : http://ccfd-terresolidaire.org
Our work Ethic
Our collective adheres to the principles of Human Rights. Promoting democracy is a priority. Parallel to this, our collective is based on a strong work Ethic based on the following principles:
- Viability of the projects
Because of the lack of significant progress in Syria, CODSSY gives priority to developing medium and long-term viable projects in order to optimize the effect and to duplicate the impact. For instance, instead of sending bread, we preferred to purvey ovens and flour to create artisan bakeries which enable to provide bread for five hundred persons each day and to hire two employees.
In the interest of transparency, CODSSY published, on a regular basis, comprehensive reports indicating the details of expenditure for each project and published photos so that the donors will be informed.
- Promotion of cooperation
In order to encourage cohesion and solidarity in civil society, CODSSY puts emphasis on networking and coordinates activities with entities and local actors that share the same vision and the same values such as the Civil Local Councils, pluralistic and inclusive councils which run the towns, villages and cities instead of municipalities in areas abandoned by the State. Such councils notably provide basic public services to inhabitants, including food and medical assistance.
Send your donations to:
To the account of the CODSSY,
– Address: °/c M. Al Roumi 36, rue Keller –75011 Paris
– Bank transfer: Société Générale account number: IBAN FR76 3000 3019 6700 0500 4191 229