62 children died this year in Syrian camp al-Hol: Charity Sep 24, 2021 0 0 12345 dpa BeirutSixty two children have died of different causes in an overcrowded Syrian prison camp, for mostly Islamic State families, in north-east Syria, Save the Children said on Thursday.“Sixty-two children, or approximately two every week, have died of different causes in al-Hol so far this year,” according to a report published by the organization.It added that the cause of the death varied between “avoidable illness and deaths caused by fires, poor water and sanitation, malnutrition, and a barely functioning health-care system.” The charity said the al-Hol and Roj camps are home to over 60,000 people, 40,000 of whom are children.According to the UN, thousands of former supporters of the Islamic State terrorist militia and their children, including many German nationals, live there. Germany brought back three women and 12 children in December, but there are still many more Germans living in the camps.“It is more urgent than ever that foreign governments with nationals in al-Hol and Roj - many of whom fled their homes to escape [Islamic State] - take responsibility and bring children and their families home,” said the organization. Save the Children accused EU countries, Britain, Canada and Australia of a lack of political will in repatriating their citizens.“Every day that foreign children and their families stay in the camps are another day they are failed by their governments,” Sonia Khush, director of Save the Children’s Syria response, said. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Malaysia reports record tourism decline since pandemic started Sep 24, 2021 0 0 Erdogan says ‘not a good start’ with Biden, slams aid to ‘terrorists’ Sep 24, 2021 0 0 US Senate passes $1.9 tn COVID-19 economic relief bill Sep 24, 2021 0 0 Bomb targets girls’ school in Pakistan in first attack in years dpa Islamabad A school for girls was blown up in north-western Pakistan in the first bombing targeting female education in several years, weeks after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The bomb went off late on .. Turkish students protest rent hikes Istanbul: Several university students in Turkey have been camping in city parks to protest what they call extraordinary rent hikes in neighbourhoods near their campuses, drawing the government’s ire for their .. Vietnam protests China sending biggest warplane to disputed islands dpa Hanoi Vietnam on Thursday protested China sending its biggest warplane to disputed islands in the South China Sea in a move that Hanoi describes as seriously infringing on its maritime sovereignty and violating .. Taiwan files application to join 11-nation Pacific trading group dpa Taipei Taiwan has sent an application to join the global trading group known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Thursday. .. Teachers sans ‘green pass’ in Israel to be given leave without pay dpa Tel Aviv Teachers in Israel without the so-called green pass who also do not want to be tested for the coronavirus will be stopped from teaching from October 3. The green pass is available for those who have been ..