Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Evacuation of the White Helmets from Southwest Syria

July 22, 2018


Today, more than 400 members of the White Helmets and their families were safely evacuated from southwest Syria. Their safe evacuation was made possible with critical support from the UN and the Governments of Israel and Jordan. The United States worked closely with our partners Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom to make this operation possible.

“Today we are grateful for our international partners who helped guide the White Helmets and their families to safety. We couldn’t be more thankful to the White Helmets for the bravery and selflessness they have shown, tirelessly risking their own lives to rescue and give medical care to victims of the brutal Assad regime. We pray for a day when they can return to a peaceful and free Syria,” said Ambassador Haley.