In early 2011, a group of Syrian expatriates, inspired by the Arab Spring, got together to discuss the future of Syria, as it seemed inevitable that Syria would be affected by the events taking place in the rest of the Middle East.
On March 2011, as the Syrian Revolution began, the group quickly geared its efforts towards supporting the struggle of the Syrian people in their quest for freedom, democracy, and reform. The coalition of expatriates gained momentum and its membership grew, and eventually was registered as an active non-profit organization in the USA. SEO became a mean through which expatriates could support the revolution in their motherland.
As the months passed by, and as the peaceful demonstrations in Syria were being met with brutality and extreme violence, the Syrian Expatriates Organization’s work evolved into several action groups with projects aiming to shine the light on the events taking place inside Syria to the world media, as well as supporting the activists on the ground.