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Amina Al-Bish


Amina Al-Bish is a White Helmets volunteer who runs a women’s centre in Ariha in northwest Syria. Before joining the White Helmets she trained in emergency first aid and as a nurse. She is currently completing a university degree in business administration. Amina is a mother of five originally from southern Idlib. She and her family were displaced to Salqeen near the Turkish border in the north after their home was bombed by the Syrian regime and Russia.  

Shattered and exhausted, the Syrian White Helmets refuse to give in and continue to be a lifeline for Syrians under duress. Amina Al-Bish, one of the organisation's female volunteers, tells The New Arab her story.

27 April, 2023