White Helmet

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  • The White Helmets comprise an unarmed, neutral organization of more than 3,000 volunteer rescue workers operating in opposition-held areas of Syria.
  • The White Helmets carry out search-and-rescue operations to save as many lives as possible.
  • In addition to lifesaving, White Helmets deliver public services such as securing damaged buildings, reconnecting electrical cables and offering safety information to children.
  • The group, also known as the Syria Civil Defence, takes its nickname from the colour of its personnel’s protective hard hats.
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