SYRIA/ SUPPORT FOR THE WHITE HELMETS
STATEMENT BY THE FRENCH MINISTRY FOR EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS SPOKESWOMAN, Paris, July 22, 2018
Thanks to strong international mobilization, a group of White Helmets and their families were today able to leave Syria, where their safety was seriously threatened. France played an active role in the efforts made by several partners to ensure the success of this operation.
This group of White Helmets and their families are currently in Jordan, where they are being cared for by the UNHCR. The steps needed to resettle them in third countries are currently being taken. France stands ready to help support and protect these individuals and their families.
France has consistently supported the White Helmets, who volunteer to help the Syrian population in the worst possible circumstances. France pays tribute to the courage and dedication they have always demonstrated, for which many of them have paid with their lives.