Increasing violence at the al-Hol refugee camp in eastern Syria, home to families of suspected Daesh/ISIS terror group members, has been warned by the UN on Thursday.
The warning comes following a four-day visit to the northeastern al-Hasakeh and ar-Raqqa governorates by the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Syria.
In a statement, Imran Riza said, “This year alone, at least 26 people, including three this week, have been murdered in the camp. Twenty of those murdered were women.”
Syria is facing a severe water crisis from drinking water to water for irrigation, food production, and power generation that is affecting the health and livelihoods of residents, he warned.
Housing 55,000 suspected Daesh/ISIS members and their families from Syria, Iraq and 60 other countries with more than half of the residents being children, the al-Hol camp is run by the YPG/PKK terror group.
Inhumane and degrading conditions at the camp have been deplored by the UN, leading to human rights experts urging states to repatriate their citizens that are held at that location.
Although Western nations have shown reluctance to address the situation, some countries including Türkiye, Russia and Kazakhstan have repatriated their citizens.