The U.N. estimates the Syrian civil war has resulted in nearly half a million civilian deaths. The White Helmets, a group of volunteer rescuers in war-torn Syria and a nominee for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, are trying to keep those numbers down, even as they mourn losses within their own ranks.

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.

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