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Zedoun Alzoubi

Zedoun Alzoubi is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Union of Medical Relief and Health Care Organizations. His background includes much experience working with private, government, civil society organizations and regulatory agencies. He has a demonstrated understanding of the Syrian civil...
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Syrian medical NGOs in the crisis: realities, perspectives and challenges

Zedoun Alzoubi , 1 October 2015

Syrian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) were literally born during the current crisis, in response to various issues stemming from it. These NGOs are faced by various challenges, including organisational, inter-organisational and extra-organisational issues such as board management; weak soft and hard skills; neutrality challenges; donor dependency; logistical and security challenges; and relationships with other Syrian medical NGOs, the international donor community, community-based organisations and local administration councils, the various military factions, and governments in neighbouring countries. To respond to these challenges Syrian medical NGOs need to improve their skills levels, learn how to deal with international counter-terrorism measures, plan strategically rather than simply respond to crises, and initiate projects that cover both sides of the conflict.

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