BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – Canada has resettled dozens of White Helmets inside their country after the latter was evacuated from southern Syria this past Summer.
According to a new report from the CBC, Canada has accepted a total of 117 White Helmets and their family members after they were temporarily settled in Jordan until they could be moved to a western nation.
The CBC said that White Helmets and their family members will be settled in the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.
In late July, over 400 White Helmets’ activists and their families were evacuated from Syria at the request of Canada, European countries, and the United States amid a full-scale offensive by Syrian government troops against militants and terrorists in country’s southwestern regions.
The international community reportedly expected to remove up to 1,200 evacuees, including first responders and their families.
In the end, only 422 Syrian White Helmets and their families managed to get out last July.
The remaining White Helmets are expected to be resettled in the European Union.