23/3 2019: the Text has been added to a correction.
the International committee of the Red cross president, Peter Maurer, has just come home from the north east of Syria, where he has visited the severely strained law and the refugee camp, al-Hol.
" the Camp is really intended to be able to keep a few thousand people. Now there are 74.000 refugees, and the trucks keep coming with more, " he says during a press briefing which is aired online from Beirut on Friday evening and DN participated in the via link.
as the refugees will. Where the US-backed kurdiskarabiska SDF-alliance's offensive against the terrorsektens last stronghold in northern Syria has been going on for several weeks and pulled out at the time.Offensive against al-Baghuz which is reported to be ICE-the terrorists ' last stronghold in Syria. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP
Early in the lördgen said, however, the representatives of the SDF-the coalition to bet against Baghuz has been completed.
”Baghuz have been liberated, and the military victory over Daesh (IS) has been implemented”, said Mustafa Bali, which is the SDF forces presstalesperson on Twitter.
One reason that the surgery took so long is reported to be that the ICE warriors have been holding civilians as human shields.
as these have been officially, pressure has also increased on the refugee camp of al Hol which they are transported.
who have been living under IS control. But there are also the wives and children of the IS-jihadists.
to get to the camp, they have been questioned, or were screened, as Peter Maurer puts it. Then, if there are indications that they have been active in the fighting, as brought to other camps in the area.
– This is the information that I have received, that they have not been active, or participating in the fighting, but they can be relatives or family members of the combatants.
regardless of what some people have been guilty of, " says Peter Maurer.
The most tragic thing is all the children that are there. Many are just 0-5 years old. Another large group are under the age of 12. They are children and don't know much about life outside of the camp and the war.
"that is Why it is so important that we observe the humanitarian aspect of this and see to it that they get the help they need," he says.
most are in very poor condition, malnourished, dehydrated and sick. The vast majority come from the surrounding area and need to get help to get home.
there are many who have lost everything they have and need help to restart their lives.
– Many of which are damaged, they may have lost body parts and can't even go, " says Peter Maurer.
in Addition to supplies and general health care there is a great need of psychiatric help, according to Peter Maurer.
When he went through the camp and talked with the people on the torsdagseftermiddagen there were many who asked for help to find their relatives who have disappeared, " he says.
" They don't know if they stay hidden, or if they are dead. It is a big and important challenge for us to help them bring clarity in it, " says Peter Maurer.
of all come from Syria and Iraq. If there are any swedes in the camp do not know Peter Maurer.
" But we're trying to help everyone we can get in touch with their home country's embassies or consulates so that they can get help to get home.
" We have seen different statements from countries that have citizens there. Some do everything from helping them home, while others do not offer them help at all.
The Swedish government has said that it will not assist with consular help. The foreign MINISTRY's recommendations has traveled to this war zone can not be in the next stage of counting with consular support, the interior minister Mikael Damberg said to DN.
– It is not my job to put me in individual countries ' policies. But the important thing is that countries act responsibly towards its citizens, and that there will be a consensus when it comes to humanitarian and consular assistance.
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Correction: In an earlier version of the text was an incorrect statement about the number of psychiatrists on-site in the refugee camp.