Who Are Syria’s White Helmets?

October 09, 2016

The White Helmets, volunteers who provide humanitarian aid in the worst of conditions, have been targeted by a very caustic conspiracy theory. A young man, wearing a white helmet and a distinctive yellow-and-blue badge on his arm, digs for four hours in the rubble of a building destroyed by a...

ISIS Tears Attention Away From Activism in Syria

September 07, 2016

Defeating ISIS is not the end-all solution to the war in Syria. When Omar Arab hears the sound of shelling nearby, he does not run for cover. He runs toward the noise. Arab is an independent photojournalist living in Aleppo, Syria. Once an ancient metropolis, it is now the battleground of what...

Syrian Humanitarian Workers Aid Fellow Citizens

December 15, 2015

As the conflict nears its fifth year, Syrians are still attempting to help fellow Syrians. Maria Khwaja Bazi speaks to the White Helmets. Earlier this year, Alan Kurdi’s death captured and held the attention of the international community, shedding light on the refugee crisis in the...