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NEWS | Dec. 9, 2023

CJTF-OIR applauds SDF, AANES supporting repatriation of 96 women and children

By CJTF-OIR Public Affairs

BAGHDAD, Iraq – This week, nearly 96 displaced women and children from camps across northeast Syria were repatriated to their home country enabling rehabilitative support and further preventing the resurgence of Daesh.

Following medical screening; security checks; hot, locally sourced halal meals; and an extended stay caused by aircraft safety precautions and inclement weather delays, the wait ends in joyous reunion as families journey back to their home in Central Asia ready to start their new lives. 

In 2023, thanks to the enduring support from Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve’s local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, more than 4,400 people have been returned to their communities and countries of origin from these camps, helping to ease the burden of providing humanitarian services and reducing the risk of Daesh’s exploitation of this vulnerable population.

Approximately 47,000 individuals from more than 60 countries remain in displaced person camps, 60% of whom are children including nearly 5,000 under the age of five. Repatriation is the only enduring solution.