UNICEF: 850 children are detained in north-east Syria and at serious risk

UNICEF has warned that the safety of nearly 850 children detained in northeastern Syria is at grave risk, some of whom are as young as 12, due to escalating violence in Hasaka city. in Syria, following the attempted escape from Ghweran prison last Thursday. .

“As the fighting continues, the risk of children being harmed or forced recruitment increases and violence can spread to other prisons, within camps and in local communities,” he said. in a press release from the UNICEF representative in Syria Bo Victor Nylund.

He explained that in northeastern Syria there are about 10,000 children and their mothers in detention centers or in Al-Hol and Roj camps, they come from more than 60 countries and suffer from a difficult life amid worsening conditions and the harsh winter, indicating that they are in urgent need of protection and basic services, such as warm clothing, hygiene, health, education and food.