New Delhi: The White Helmets of Syria were the expectant recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, until the organisation abruptly turned the pivot and threw the spotlight on Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who was applauded for his effort to negotiate peace deal with FARC rebels.
However, the White Helmets were more than graceful about losing out on the Nobel Peace Prize. In fact, the organisation supported the peace process in Colombia and lauded President Santos for his effort. “Congratulations to the President of Colombia for the @NobelPrize and we wish the people of Colombia peace,” they tweeted.
With Russia continuously backing the Assad regime in gaining traction in the rebel-held areas of Syria, the White Helmets’ unrelenting effort to rescue innocent civilians caught in crossfire continues.
“The writing on the wall is if this continues to be the pattern, at this rate this cruel, constant use of military activities, bombing, fighting, destruction will continue,” US envoy said.
Syria’s Aleppo is in the volatile condition currently with civilians, young and old, dying in significant numbers week after week.