The White Helmets – or the Syrian Civil Defense – 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. 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 2,514 lives in the past year alone – and this number is growing daily. I highly recommend watching this 2 minute video about a rescue they did. Deeply moved by these guys. Just wow.

You can also check out their site here:
https://www.whitehelmets.org/

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