VISITS TO THE AL-HOL AND AL-ROJ
RTC - Denmark has visited the Kurdish-controlled detention camps in Syria 10 times since 2019.
Below, you can find pictures and videos from RTC's travels to Syria, visits to the detention camps as well as RTC's work with the children.
THE AL-HOL DETENTION CAMP
Thousands of women and children were detained as prisoners in the al-Hol detention camp after Kurdish-led troops fought The Islamic State's remaining enclave in Baghouz, Syria. About 60.000 are still detained in the camp. The majority of the detainees are children under the age of 12. They live in conditions that have been condemned by the United Nations and other international organizations.
THE AL-ROJ DETENTION CAMP
The al-Roj detention camp is significantly smaller than the al-Hol camp. Here, 3000 primarily women and children are being held on suspicion of being close family to ISIS-members. About 65% of those detained are children.
THE AUTONOMOUS ADMINISTRATION OF NORTH AND EAST SYRIA (AANES)
About 700 older children are being held in so-called deradicalization centers and prisons in northeastern Syria.
RTC has visited some of the Kurdish-controlled prisons and centers, as well as a daycare for children imprisoned with their mothers.
Kurdish forces were the West's closest allies in the war against the Islamic State. 11.000 Kurds were killed in this war.
He fears that the children will impose a future threat if their countries do not bring them home.
All the pictures from Syria have been taken by Knud Foldschack, Mahmoud Shiekh Ibrahim, Aref Mahmoud, and Natascha Rée Mikkelsen. All righs are reserved RTC - Denmark