ICRC: hundreds of children detained in Kurdish prisons in Syria
The International Committee of the Red Cross reveals that hundreds of children are incarcerated in prisons for adults in Northeast Syria, calling for an international intervention to reunite these children with their families
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has revealed yesterday, Wednesday, that hundreds of children are incarcerated in prisons for adults in Northeast Syria.
It also clarified that these children, most of which are boys, were transferred from al-Hol, a desert camp run by Syrian Kurdish forces for 60,000 people from more than 60 countries, due to their ties to "ISIS" militants.
ICRC Near and Middle East Regional Director Fabrizio Carboni said that hundreds of children, mostly boys and some as young as 12, are still detained in prisons for adults, which are surely no place for children.
ICRC called on once again the countries to retrieve their nationals from the al-Hol camp and actually reunite them with their families as stipulated by the international law.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) had revealed that 8 children under the age of 5 died in the Al-Hol camp last August, half of which died as a result of complications related to malnutrition, while the rest died of dehydration resulting from diarrhea, heart failure, internal bleeding, and hypoglycemia.