US offers USD 4.5 mln support to Syria’s White Helmets

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump sanctioned USD 4.5 million-worth of backing for the Syria Civil Defense (SCD) units, known as the White Helmets.

The amount aims to support the organization’s “important and highly valued work” in Syria, read a White House statement.

“Over the course of the eight-year conflict in Syria, the SCD has rescued more than 115,000 people, including many ethnic and religious minorities,” it added.

The US went on to urge further international support for the organisation.

Source: Kuwait News Agency