Syria's White Helmets are often the first to arrive after an attack in Syria.

The voluntary aid group, also known as the Syrian Civil Defence, is credited with saving tens of thousands of lives in the face of constant bombardment from all sides of the conflict.

The humanitarian group, which was awarded the Swedish Right Livelihood Award on Thursday and nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, formed in 2013 and now consists of about 3,000 volunteers.

In a special interview, Mehdi Hasan speaks to White Helmets spokesman Farouq al-Habib about the challenges the group faces and accusations the White Helmets are biased towards rebel groups.

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Source: Al Jazeera News