White Helmets Profiled by Nicholas Kristof in New York Times
February 26, 2015
On Sunday Nicholas Kristof published an article on the heroic efforts of the White Helmets “Unpaid, Unarmed Lifesavers in Syria”, which chronicles the selfless acts of these volunteer rescue workers in Syria.
“Who would have thought there could be an uplifting story from Syria?
Yet side by side with the worst of humanity, you often see the best. In Syria, that’s a group of volunteers called the White Helmets. Its members rush to each bombing and claw survivors from the rubble.
There are more than 2,200 volunteers in the White Helmets, mostly men but a growing number of women as well. The White Helmets are unpaid and unarmed, and they risk their lives to save others. More than 80 have been killed in the line of duty, the group says, largely because Syrian military aircraft often return for a “double-tap” — dropping bombs on the rescuers.”
Read the article in its entirety here.
Over the past several months, The Syria Campaign, a Purpose incubation, has worked in partnership with the White Helmets to elevate their story.
Find out more about The Syria Campaign here.