Britain Helps - Meet Syria's White Helmets

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Syria

Meet Syria's White Helmets

Before the conflict, they were bakers, gym teachers, pharmacists and students. Today, they are unarmed volunteers risking their lives to rescue people in danger.

Syria

Iman: I had to flee but Syria is still my home

After facing hunger, cold and seeing people killed by bombs all around them, Iman and her daughte...

Syria

White Helmets: Ordinary citizens saving lives

After a bomb hits, the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets, are first on the scene r...

Gaza

Helping homeless people in Gaza

Aid agencies estimate at least 100,000 people remain homeless in Gaza as a result of conflict. Fi...

Gaza

Abdullah: I still have a big future ahead of me

British surgeons operated on Abdullah after a serious motorbike accident. Since 2014, UK aid has...

Syria

White Helmet's Khaled: One rescue I'll never forget

White Helmets volunteer recounts 12 excruciating hours spent digging a two-week old baby out of a...

Syria

Maha: I don't have to ask anyone for money

Syrian refugee Maha now makes a living as a tailor after being trained by International Rescue ...

Syria

Roqaya: I didn't think I'd walk again

Young Syrian lost both legs when her home was hit by a bomb. Today, she is mobile again using pr...

Syria

Amira: Married at 13 and beaten

With support from UK aid, International Rescue Committee helps Amira and many thousands of women ...

Syria

Nawal: I'm a psychologist working with refugees

Thanks to £28.3 million in support from UK aid, International Rescue Committee psychologists lik...

Gaza

Man's home demolished during fighting – twice

This man's home was destroyed by conflict. It took him 5 years to rebuild only to have that one d...

Gaza

'I want the war to end'

This little girl's father was killed in the conflict and she lives in a tent after her home was d...

Gaza

'It's about what happens to people in a war zone'

UK aid has supplied Gazans with emergency medical supplies, shelter, healthcare and sanitation.

Gaza

British medics saving lives in Gaza

Doctors from the UK are going out on a monthly basis to provide training and medical equipment, a...

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