Thousands of children of suspected members of the DEASH terrorist organization have been abandoned by their governments and are living in harsh conditions in camps in northeastern Syria, Save the Children said.
“The conditions in the camps, especially in Al-Hol, are terrible. “Al-Hol is overcrowded and an unsuitable place for raising children,” the humanitarian group said in a report.
“Services are critically limited and overly protracted and housing is inadequate. “The extent of violence, hardship, deprivation and trauma experienced by children living in these camps cannot be expressed,” the report said.
The charity estimated that 50 percent of the Al-Hol camp population and 55 percent of the population in Roj are under the age of 12, most coming from Syria and Iraq. But the report focused on other citizens from around 60 countries, including some of the richest countries in the world.
According to the report, 62 children have died for various reasons in Al-Hol alone so far this year, about two each week.
Children in the camps also lack freedom of movement, adequate education, water and sanitation, and lack access to health care, among others.
The camps currently managed by the YPG / PKK terrorist group are intended to house mainly families living under DEASH rule.
The humanitarian organization criticized the EU member states, as well as the United Kingdom, Australia, Norway, the USA and Canada, which are among the richest countries in the world, for their slow repatriation process compared to most countries. poor.
Western countries have expressed concern that the mass repatriation of DEASH-linked families poses a threat to their national security.
However, Save the Children demanded that “all governments with citizens in the camps take responsibility and bring their children and families home” in accordance with international law.
“Every day that foreign children and their families stay in camps is another day when they are disappointed by their governments,” the report said.AA
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