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How Canada helped save the White Helmets

CBC senior defence reporter Murray Brewster on how Syria's White Helmets narrowly escaped to Canada.
Maysoon al-Masri, a former White Helmets volunteer, was one of 117 former members of the group to be resettled in Canada as part of an international evacuation of emergency volunteers and their from Syria in July. (Andrew Lee/CBC)

After a harrowing escape, more than a hundred Syrian war zone first responders and their families are being resettled in Canada, as refugees.

Hear the CBC's Murray Brewster describe their journey and why they could still be in danger.

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