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Saving Lives After The Earthquake In Syria

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Raed Al Saleh, Head of White Helmets, Syria’s Volunteer Rescue Workers

My team of volunteer rescue workers have been saving lives from under the rubble in Syria for 9 years. Yesterday’s earthquake left the worst destruction we have ever seen. We are working non-stop to rescue survivors from under the rubble, please help us save more lives.

We still hear cries for help from those trapped under the rubble. Many of our own families and neighbours have not survived. Thousands are dead. Thousands more are missing.

We are doing all we can but we need your help. Our existing equipment and supplies are not enough to cope with this disaster.

We need fuel and spare parts for ambulances, more heavy lifting equipment to clear the rubble and secure areas. We can’t imagine how long this response and recovery operation will take, but with your support we can provide more help to people who have lost everything.

This earthquake would be a disaster anywhere. In Northern Syria, where millions live in buildings weakened by years of bombing and the hospital system has been destroyed by the Assad regime and Russia, it's unimaginable.

The White Helmets’ first responder rescue teams have saved over 125,000 lives in Syria. Please help us save more.

Video: Hear from Ismail, a White Helmets volunteer supporting the earthquake response

This fundraiser is raising donations for the same purpose as our UK GoFundMe fundraiser. The difference is that this page is raising donations in USD. Both fundraisers support the White Helmet's efforts to help those impacted by the earthquake in Syria.

100% of your donation will come to the White Helmets via the Voices Project USA, a trusted partner for receiving White Helmets donations, less the fees charged by the processor. If the Voices Project is unable to use your contribution for the purpose originally specified, it is their policy to use your contribution to support further campaigning on critical issues in line with our mission to support Syria’s civil society in their struggle for freedom and democracy. This fundraiser accepts donations in USD but we would very much welcome donations from other countries and currencies, which will go through currency conversion. Please check with your bank for any conversion charges.

Title photo credit: Ahmed Akacha


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Raed Al Saleh
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