The organization “Save the Children” has confirmed that nearly 7,000 children of foreign nationalities are still imprisoned in camps in northeastern Syria, under the control of the SDF militia.
According to the organization, “517 women and children detained in camps in northeastern Syria have been returned to their country, but nearly 7,000 children of foreign nationalities are still trapped there and are at risk of attacks and violence.”
“The latest data indicates that 60% of women and children have been repatriated from the Al-Hol and Roj camps so far, this year compared to 2021, and this is an 84% increase over 2020,” she added.
Save the Children welcomed the higher number of repatriations, but said repatriation efforts needed to be further strengthened to help children.
It should be noted that thousands of women and children living in al-Hol camp, out of the 57,000 people of different nationalities according to the latest statistics published by the United Nations, suffer from difficult humanitarian living conditions.