Coordinator of UN Activities in Syria: 94 percent of detainees in al-Houl camp are women and children

Hasaka, SANA- The United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Mr. Imran Riza, has announced that 94 percent of the detainees in al-Houl camp, which is controlled by the US occupation-backed QSD militia, are women and children and they are suffering from increasing insecurity.

In a statement quoted by media, Reza said that the detainees in the camp live in “a very harsh and unsafe place, where since January last year 106 people, most of them women, have been killed.”

He added that “there are about 27 thousand Iraqi detainees in the camp and 18 to 19 thousand Syrians and about 12,000 people from other countries.”

The refugees, who are being held by the QSD militia in al-Houl camp, east of Hasaka, are suffering from a severe shortage of various necessities of life such as food, medicine and safety, in addition to being subjected to continuous exploitation by the militia.

The UN coordinator pointed out that many other countries that have to accept the return of their nationals refuse to do so, stressing that “the only solution is to empty the camp.”

Syria and Russia had warned more than once, through the statements of the Syrian and Russian coordinating bodies concerned with the return of Syrian refugees and displaced persons, of the deteriorating conditions in the areas controlled by the American occupation and the “QSD” militia, especially in al-Houl camp, where Daesh (ISIS) terrorists continue their crimes inside the camp with the support of the US occupation.

Manar Salameh / Ruaa al-Jazaeri



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