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Photo courtesy of Barbara Kuznik

Photo courtesy of Barbara Kuznik

Isabel Danishmend, Staff Writer

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Early Tuesday morning in Syria, Assad released a chemical attack on the Syrian civilians killing mostly children. These unspeakable weapons, chemical weapons, were outlawed after WWI, and yet there have been little to no consequences following the attacks. Not only was there the attack on April 3, but also early last year, during the Obama administration, there was a similar attack targeting civilians. Seeing that our government and the governments of other countries have done little to nothing to help these innocent people, I believe that it is time for the people to take this matter into their own hands. If you care for the safety and protection of others, then please reach out a helping hand. The question can be asked: If you or a family member was in a situation like the civilians in Syria, would you want people from other countries to help and support you? There is a group of seemingly average men in Syria who have taken this human rights crisis into their own hands. They are known as The White Helmets, and they are a group of first responders who go out to help anyone and everyone they can when an attack like this one comes about. They have saved more than  85,228 people and are still working as hard as ever. They do not carry weapons of any sort, instead holding only first aid kits and other supplies to help. They leave their own homes, leaving their own families behind in order to get out and do what no one else will. I hope to bring awareness to this group of brave individuals and ask for your contribution. All you have to do is spread the word. Or, if you are feeling extra generous,  you can take out an hour tops of the time you would be watching a simple Netflix original and visit their website, watch their 41-minute documentary, or even donate. That’s all you have to do. Show that you are better than these lame government officials and that you care, that you stand with The White Helmets.

 

Helpful Information…

 

Website: https://www.whitehelmets.org/en

Documentary: You can find this on Netflix – just look up White Helmets – or video clips are available also on their website.

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