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Spokesperson Farhan Haq welcomed the return of “some 120 people” who left Syria’s Al Hol camp “en route to their place of origin in Aleppo governorate.” UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / SYRIA DISPLACED
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DATELINE: 24 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior UN headquarters

24 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Farhan Haq at the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“Departures from Syria’s Al Hol camp continue to gradually take place. Yesterday, on 23 July, some 120 people left the camp en route to their place of origin in Aleppo governorate. The UN welcomes their return and reiterates that all returns must remain voluntary, informed and in line with minimum protection standards and international humanitarian law. As of today, the camp’s population is around 70,000, including some 10,000 third-country nationals, with an overwhelming majority of them children.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The UN continues to call on states of origin of third-country nationals in Al Hol to fulfil their responsibility to their citizens and find solutions for them in line with human rights standards. The UN calls for unhindered humanitarian access to all people in need based on the principle of humanity, including safe and continuous access and delivery of assistance to all areas of camps, regardless of their profile, including foreigners in highly securitized areas. Family members of alleged Daesh fighters are to be treated humanely in accordance with international law and ensured due process, procedural safeguards and judicial guarantees.”
7. Wide shot, Haq at the podium

STORYLINE:

Spokesperson Farhan Haq today (24 Jul) welcomed the return of “some 120 people” who left Syria’s Al Hol camp “en route to their place of origin in Aleppo governorate.”

As of today, Haq said, “the camp’s population is around 70,000, including some 10,000 third-country nationals, with an overwhelming majority of them children.”

The spokesperson called on states of origin of third-country nationals in Al Hol “to fulfil their responsibility to their citizens and find solutions for them in line with human rights standards.”

He said, “family members of alleged Daesh fighters are to be treated humanely in accordance with international law and ensured due process, procedural safeguards and judicial guarantees.”

Al Hol camp located at the Iraqi–Syrian border was originally established in 1991.
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