Join with Avaaz to help Aleppo’s white helmet heroes


What’s happening?

The UN has just announced that Aleppo is fast becoming ‘one giant graveyard’ and residents are at risk of ‘extermination’. Not one of our governments is in there saving lives, except for an extraordinary group of Syrians known as The White Helmets.

Syria’s White Helmets have saved 73,530 lives so far, rushing to the scene of bombings to pull people from the rubble and carry them to safety. They have little help over there and are often targeted; Russian and Syrian regime planes bomb civilians, then circle back to bomb the rescue workers who scramble to help.

As the conflict continues to spiral, the White Helmets are doing work that no one else can, or will. They’re standing up as heroes while the world watches and fails to stop the conflict. These heroes are just ordinary people who felt they couldn’t stand by, and so they threw themselves right into the line of fire.

Avaaz’s efforts

The White Helmets were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize – and were hoping to spend the $1 million prize money to further their efforts in Syria, but unfortunately they lost. Avaaz and their team of supporters around the world are now working on efforts to get them the help they need.

“Together we have the power to give the White Helmets the recognition they deserve and the funding they desperately need.” – Avaaz

Supporting Avaaz

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How you can help

Join with Avaaz to help the White Helmets in Aleppo. Avaaz will send them 100% of funds raised — let’s give hope to these heroes, and a country in need.

“The White Helmets aren’t from an international aid organization, and they need every dollar they can get. They’re succeeding where the rest of the world is failing — in giving hope to millions of Syrians. Our community can join them, and keep up the fight for a safe, peaceful future in Syria.”

– Avaaz




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