Syrian aid group White Helmets wins Right Livelihood Award
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Posted on:23 Sep 2016 11:52:40
23 September 2016 Current Affairs: Syrian aid group White Helmets has won the prestigious Right Livelihood Award which is also known as ‘alternative Nobel’ prize. The White Helmets also known as the Syria Civil Defence is a Syrian civil organisation of emergency responders in rebel-held areas.
It has been honoured for their outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians from the destruction of the Syrian civil war.
The White Helmets will share the prize with Russian activist Svetlana Gannushkina, Egypt’s feminist leader Mozn Hassan and leading independent Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet.
The Right Livelihood Award : It is an international award that honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today. The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull.
It is presented annually in early December. An international jury decides the awards in such fields as environmental protection, human rights, sustainable development, health, education, and peace. The award carries prize money of 3.0-million-kronor ($350,000) which is shared among the winners.
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