Photo: Syrian Civil Defense Helmets White / AP
The US will allocate $ 6.6 million to Syrian organizations that are engaged in the rescue of civilians and monitor human rights violations. This was stated in the state Department, reports Reuters.
Funds will be used the so-called “White helmets” — operating in Syria non-governmental organizations. It is based in the UK rescue team, consisting of Syrians, who have passed special training abroad. It is funded by donations from Western countries.
Also, the state Department sponsored an international, impartial and independent mechanism to investigate crimes committed in Syria. It was created in accordance with the adopted in 2016 a resolution of the UN General Assembly.
In may it was reported that the U.S. Department of state ceased to sponsor the “White helmets”. Washington has taken such a step because of the orders of the President of Donald trump to freeze the allocation of $ 200 million for the reconstruction of Syria.
The activities of the “White helmets” is criticized periodically. In particular, consider a questionable spread in a network videos organizations about himatakah in Syria, they are called staging.
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