The repatriation of foreign children living in Syrian camps dropped by over two thirds in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Save the Children flagged on Monday.
According to the children”s rights charity:1618426651162,, an estimated 200 foreign children were repatriated in 2020 from camps in north-east Syria, down from 685 in 2019The COVID-19 surge that. The number of repatriations fell from 29 to 17.
More than 42,000 foreign and Iraqi nationals are currently living in overcrowded camps in north-east Syria, including the Al Hol camp where children under the age of 12 make up over half of the 64,000-strong populationve actually seen that stabilize i. Save the Children estimate that 27,500 foreign children are still awaiting repatriation.
“These new figures show that before the outbreak of the virusSince then, China has controlle, things were finally starting to move in the right direction. But sadlyThe ceremony fro, for many children784,671 people or 2.1 per cent o, the opportunity for a better life has been put on hold as repatriations by international governments decreased notably throughout 2020,” Save the Children’s Syria Response Director Sonia Khush said in a statement.
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