The White Helmets – or the Syrian Civil Defence – are volunteer rescue workers in the most dangerous place on earth. As the conflict in Syria worsens, ordinary people are paying the highest price. More than 50 bombs and mortars a day land on some neighborhoods in Syria. Many are rusty barrels filled with nails and explosives, rolled out the back of government helicopters onto homes, schools and hospitals.
“To be able to understand accurately the damage and the threat and the devastation of the disaster in Syria, they are having a 7.6 earthquake 50 times a day”
– Dundar Sahin, Director, Akut Institute of Training and Research, Turkey
When this happens The White Helmets rush in to search for life in the rubble – fully aware that more bombs may fall on the same site.
These volunteers have saved 10,221 lives in the past year alone – and this number is growing daily.
When the bombs rain down, the Syrian Civil Defence rushes in. In a place where public services no longer function these unarmed volunteers risk their lives to help anyone in need – regardless of their religion or politics. But they’re desperately short on equipment. Tell donor governments around the world to fund their critical life-saving work now. Please visit The White Helmets and sign the petition.