White Helmets

Residents and members of the Syrian Civil Defense, or "White Helmets," look for survivors at a damaged site after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Sy

Trump freezes funding for ‘White Helmet’ volunteers as part of larger cut to Syrian aid


Search and rescue workers in Syria say civilian lives are at risk after being hit by a freeze in US funding for their organization. The Trump administration says it’s part of a broader cut in aid to Syria and is calling on partners and allies to assume a larger role in stabilizing the country.

White Helmets Oscars

Syria’s White Helmets are headed to the Oscars

Three men sit in rubble in white helmets

How to help: Some of the groups that worked to save Omran Daqneesh — and countless others — in Syria

White Helmet volunteers search for survivors at a site reportedly hit with a barrel bomb in the Al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on September 17, 2015.

With Aleppo under siege, the city’s ‘White Helmet’ volunteers pull bodies from rubble day after day