About Us

About Elaf:

ELAF for Relief and Development (Elaf RD) Is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political organization that was established and registered in January 2015, in Gaziantep, Türkiye. Registration No: 27-019-083. With the fast escalation of the conflict in Syria, and due to the increasing needs of the refugees in the neighboring countries and inside Syria, Elaf RD established, Hatay offices in Turkey, and 4 Field offices in northwest Syria.

ELAF RD is a diverse and inclusive team, consisting mainly of individuals from both Syrian and Turkish backgrounds, including both women and men, as well as members with disabilities. Elaf’s main objective is to promote equality, empowerment, and support for most vulnerable and marginalized communities. ELAF RD prides itself on the active involvement of Syrian and Turkish volunteers who contribute their time, skills, and passion to make a positive impact in the lives of those they serve. Through their dedicated efforts, ELAF RD strives to create an inclusive and supportive environment that uplifts and empowers its members, fostering a sense of community and solidarity among boys, girls, women, and disabled individuals.

Elaf RD is dedicated to addressing the interconnectedness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and double nexus in an integrated and comprehensive manner. Our approach is centered around the double nexus, linking humanitarian aid and development assistance for a more effective and sustainable response. We are committed to providing aid to the most deprived communities through substantial long-term solutions in addition to its work to improve the situation of both, the refugees and host communities by focusing on project development and improving the economic situation.

Executive Summary:

ELAF RD’s core objective revolves around promoting sustainable development and humanitarian aid through an integrated approach known as the “double nexus.” By connecting humanitarian assistance and development efforts, Elaf seeks to provide effective, long-term solutions to deprived communities while improving the economic situation of both refugees and host communities. ELAF RD’s dedication to addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) underscores its commitment to creating a lasting and positive impact on the lives of those it serves.

Throughout its 10-year journey, ELAF RD has remained unwavering efforts in its mission to alleviate suffering, uplift communities, and foster solidarity among vulnerable populations. Through the active involvement of volunteers, strategic coordination among community-based organizations, and a comprehensive approach to addressing humanitarian and development challenges, ELAF RD stands as a beacon of hope, resilience, and positive change in the midst of crisis.

Who Are We:

A productive society with technical and cognitive skills, self-sustaining, and synergistic.

Our Mission

Community development, empowering of the affected population, technically and cognitively, providing the basic needs, and creating development projects for them.

Our values

  • Dedication and teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Initiative and ambition
  • Justice and equality
  • Transparency
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