As Russia and Assad’s bombing of hospitals and schools in Aleppo intensifies, a group of heroes has emerged to offer a helping hand to the thousands of destitute and wounded women and children scattered across the country. This group consists of volunteers, who are willing to put their lives on the line to save those who cannot save themselves, and each and every one of them deserves our support and gratitude.
The White Helmets are an NGO dedicated to protecting civilians from Russian attacks, and regularly risk their lives to save children in the heat of the battle. So far, numerous heartbreaking pictures have emerged of courageous White Helmet volunteers carrying children to safety, with a backdrop of complete destruction and chaos caused by Russian attacks and Assad’s barrel bombs. The group is primarily backed by progressive western governments, in order to alleviate the humanitarian crises in Syria, and received training from British military contractors in 2013.
Conspiracy theorists and the pro-Russia alt right constantly claim that this group is in fact a militia disguised as a humanitarian organization, which secretly carries out the commands of western intelligence; but numerous analysts in the accredited media have repeatedly debunked this claim. If this group was a militia, how would you explain the multiple photographs of these supposed combatants carrying injured children to safety?
I encourage everyone reading this article to donate whatever you can to the White Helmets, and help them continue the humanitarian work that they do in Syria. Civilians have absolutely no defense against the Russian army and Assad’s barrel bombs and chemical weapons. Thousands of Syrians are forced to flee their home every day, while selfish conservatives in the west oppose any effort to intervene militarily. We all need to offer our support to these brave heroes, and make sure that we are doing our part to solve this humanitarian crisis: