The establishment of safe-zones, or ‘de-escalation zones’ in Syria will protect thousands of civilians and contribute to the rebuilding process.

CESD’s goal is to support peaceful initiatives on the ground inside Syria. In August of 2015, we wrote ‘The Syrian Homeland Initiative for All’, which argued potential options for achieving the end of hostilities. We sent the report to the United Nations and various governmental organizations. In 2016, we promoted the concept of a safe-zone in Syria, through videos and stories from activists who share our solution. We provided a Trump Campaign Advisor with our report on the benefits of a safe-zone in southern Syria.