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Syria's White Helmets win 'alternative Nobel'

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>> In many parts of Syria the emergency services no longer exist. That's where these guys come in, known as the white helmets, volunteers from the Syrian Civil Defense rush in to save lives in some of the most dangerous parts of the country. Their courage has just seen them win Sweden's Right Livelihood award, known as the alternative noble price.
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Organizers say that, without them, more lives would be lost.>> They come in after the bombs have fallen and free people from the ruins, from the rubble of the houses that have been bombed. Because many people are still alive under these houses and it's a work they do at a huge risk, of course, because often the planes come back and bomb the same building again.
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>> The organization is sharing the prize alongside the Egyptian Women's Right's advocate. Russian Human Rights activist for advocating in her country for the rights of refugees and migrants. And the independent Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet, those behind the award calling it the most important independent investigative paper still up and running in the country.
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