Matthew Miller, Department Spokesperson
The Kyrgyz Republic’s repatriation of 95 people from al-Hol and Roj displaced persons camps in northeast Syria marks another important step towards resolving the humanitarian and security challenges in the region. This is the second such repatriation effort that the Kyrgyz Republic has carried out this year, following the repatriation of 59 women and children in February.
Approximately 35,000 individuals, most of whom are vulnerable children under the age of 12, from more than 60 countries outside Syria remain in the al-Hol and Roj camps. Repatriation is the only durable solution for this population. The United States supported Kyrgyz Republic’s repatriation of its nationals and stands ready to assist other nations in their repatriation efforts.
We are also grateful to our local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, and the Government of Kuwait, for their support in returning displaced persons at al-Hol and Roj to their countries of origin. More than 2,390 people have been repatriated to their countries of origin from these camps this year, helping to ease the burden of providing humanitarian services and reducing the risk of further radicalization.