We would like to congratulate The White Helmets for their historic win at the Oscars last night for Best Documentary Short Subject. We are moved by the strength and will that guides these brave volunteers that risk their lives every day to save others. To date, this heroic team of 3,000 civilian rescue workers has saved more than 82,000 lives. After accepting the award, a room of star-studded actors, directors, and artists stood in recognition of the ongoing crisis in Syria that has taken the lives of over 500,000 people and displaced millions. As Syrians will soon enter their seventh year of suffering from violence, airstrikes, barrel bombs, death, and displacement, we echo the sentiments of Raed Saleh, the elected head of The White Helmets, who asked that the world stand on the side of life and take a stand to stop the killing of civilians in Syria.

Karam Foundation is proud to have worked with these heroes and to have supported their work. We have donated 11 ambulances to date to help them save lives. As the directors accepted the award, White Helmet workers were hard at work pulling bodies from the rubble after residential neighborhoods were targeted by warplanes. Their centers in Idlib and Douma were also targeted. As we congratulate these heroes for their commitment to humanity and applaud them for their work, we also stand with them in solidarity, and ask that the world take a stand to end the violence and killing in Syria.

Stand on the side of life. Demand an end to the killing. Sign the petition.

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