WHITE HELMETS

To save one life is equals to save Humanity.

How will it be if one night your roof collapse on your head and you hear thousands of bombs banging outside the whole day. Well that’s the condition of Syria, not today but from six years. When the bombs rain down, the White Helmets rushes in Syria.

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Syria Civil Defense (SCD) know as White helmets are the Non-Governmental Volunteer organisation that works in War torn  Syria rescuing people.Unarmed  Men and women combine to rescue lives.

Early training of volunteers was initiated in early 2013 by the Turkish AKUT Search and Rescue Association and the consultancy Analysis, Research and Knowledge (ARK)  courses include trauma care, command and control and crisis management.

White helmets has grown to be an organization of over 2,850 volunteers operating from 114 local civil defense centers across 8 provincial directorates (Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Damascus Countryside, and Daraa). In October 2014, these self-organised teams came together and voted to form one national organisation: Syria Civil Defense.

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As of October 2016, the SCD has rescued over 60,000 people, since they began to keep count in 2014, from the effects of the civil war. According to The Economist, approximately one in six SCD have been killed or badly wounded, many by “double-tap” Russian and Syrian airstrikes on the same site as they search for bodies.The SCD was nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Award .

Approximately every 6th person in SCD is injured or had died saving lives.

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Syria is suffering. Syria is in a war zone. And these people are saving humanity.

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