CNN - 12 August 2016
A Syrian volunteer rescuer who famously helped save a baby from the rubble of a bombed-out home in 2014 died during an airstrike.
Medium.com - 1 August 2016
I look up and see a chalkboard inscribed with the memorial names of White Helmets: civilian men and women killed in action. When they go to work for the day, it must feel like a roll of the dice as to whether they are going to make it home.
The Guardian - 4 February 2015
In a country where men can be barred from saving a woman trapped in a bombed house, the female paramedics of the White Helmets play a crucial role. 
Waging nonviolence - 25 September 2014
Khaled hadn’t slept for 48 hours — when, at the site of a barrel bombing in Aleppo, he heard a baby crying. Delirious, he ventured back into the building’s rubble, despite his colleagues claiming that everyone had been accounted for, and there, behind a slab of concrete, was a baby — alive, despite being covered in dust from the concrete building.
Georgetown Security Studies Review - 13 May 2015
As various factions in Syria’s civil war meet in Geneva this week to restart stalled negotiations, renewed attention is being given to what post-conflict Syria would look like. But while high-level diplomats discuss this distant reality, local organizations in Syria, like the Syrian Civil Defense (SCD), are already working to rebuild their communities.
Medium - 15 September 2014
In a war with many villains, these are the good guys. Seven days inside the life-and-death world of Syria’s first responders — the last hope for civilians caught in the chaos. 
House Committee on Foreign Affairs - 17 June 2015
Witness statement of Farouq Habib, Syria Program Director at Mayday Rescue, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs
The Performance Theatre Lisbon 2015 - 26 June 2015
Speech from The Performance Theatre Lisbon 2015 - Friday 26 June
Getty Images
A former banker, Farouq Habib, Syria Program Manager with Mayday Rescue, a national resolutions against chemical weapons use our failing in Syria.
Getty Images
Habib describes work organizing rescuers, witnessed Assad attacks.