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“When the bombs rain down, the Syrian Civil Defence rushes in. In a place where public services no longer function these unarmed volunteers risk their lives to help anyone in need – regardless of their religion or politics. Known as the White Helmets these volunteer rescue workers operate in the most dangerous place on earth.
“As the conflict in Syria worsens, ordinary people are paying the highest price. More than 50 bombs and mortars a day land on some neighbourhoods in Syria. Many are rusty barrels filled with nails and explosives, rolled out the back of government helicopters — , bakeries and markets are the most commonly hit targets. When this happens The White Helmets rush in to search for life in the rubble – fully aware that more bombs may fall on the same site. These volunteers have saved 17,796 lives – and this number is growing daily,” wrote the White Helmets on their Site.
In the middle of the war atrocities in Syria, many spectacular people rise to help the inflicted far from ethnicity, religion or politics. These heroic deeds are sadly haunted by the worst images we, as human beings, could imagine. Here is Dr. Majed, a field medical doctor who lived and treated patients under the starvation siege of the Damascus suburbs in Syria tells his story and how people now fear the sun and consider it a hateful thing:
In Syria, The Sun Is A Hateful Thing