Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) were identified by their peers as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).

The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).

Amount of influence of the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) in the life of Syria, and their commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria.

25 prime actors participated in the following:

  • Determining the rank of the White Helmets according to the amount of their influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the White Helmets ranked 37th most influential prime actor.
  • Assessing and classifying the White Helmets according to their commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria (also indicated in the same row by the colored rectangle). Of the 25 prime actors who participated in the assessments, more agreed that the White Helmets falls under the category of 'Builder & Solver'. A prime actor assessed as Builder & Solver is seen as wholly committed to inclusive nationalism for Syria. This is their mission.
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In response to the question, “How would you strengthen the Syrian Civil Defense, a prime actor seen as fully committed to inclusive nationalism for Syria?"

A Round 3 participant suggests:

"Give them funding and build their capacity." (235931)


In response to the question, “How is the Syrian Civil Defense important in the life of Syria?” 

Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):

"They are saving lives and risking their own lives.” (235931)

"They play a very good humanitarian role.” (238631)

Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

“They are the only search-and-rescue team working in parts of the country. They have a high level of training.” (223911)

“They save lives from Syrian and Russian Air Force bombing. They are active throughout the country, even in ISIL controlled areas. ISIL doesn't mess with them because they are too credible.” (221951)