"My son is just another kid"

Experiences of children repatriated from camps for ISIS suspects and their families in Northeast Syria
Military operations Terrorism Children Child welfare Islamic State Separated families Syria

This report documents the experiences of approximately 100 children who have been repatriated or returned to France, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan between 2019 and 2022.

Human Rights Watch surveyed 81 family members, foster parents, social workers and teachers, and interviewed family members, lawyers, legal guardians and mental health professionals about returned or repatriated children.

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