Transterra media - 14 Mar 2015
The volunteers of Syria Civil Defence force (SCD), also known as the "White Helmets", are the line of response after any bombings in rebel held areas of northern Syria.
Farouq Habib, the Syria Program Manager for Mayday Rescue, looks on during a hearing convened by the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on June 17, 2015, to examine the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the Assad regime.
Farouq Habib, the Syria Program Manager for Mayday Rescue, speaks during a hearing convened by the House Foreign Affairs Committee in Washington, DC on June 17, 2015, to examine the use of chemical weapons in Syria by the Assad regime.
USA Today - 5 January 2015
Carmen Gentile reports on the White Helmets of Syrian Civil Defense saving people from the wreckage of bombing attacks.
BBC radio 4 - 14 November 2014
Al Jazeera - 18 June 2015
Medical personnel tell US Congress that government forces using chlorine gas on civilians and urge for no-fly zone.
New York Times - 6 May 2015
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Eyes watering, struggling to breathe, Abd al-Mouin, 22, dragged his nephews from a house reeking of noxious fumes, then briefly blacked out. Even fresh air, he recalled, was “burning my lungs.”
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.
A group of tailors, teachers and construction workers have now saved more than 2,500 people from bomb attacks.