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1 more Finnish family returns from al-Hol camp

Published : 02 Aug 2020, 00:09

  DF Report

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A mother together with her children aged under 10 have, who had escaped from the al-Hol refugee camp in Syria arrived in Finland on Saturday from Turkey, said a government press release.

The family had fled to Turkey, and Finnish authorities have assisted them in Turkey in compliance with Finnish legislation.

The family have been granted travel documents at the Finnish Embassy in Ankara and their return to Finland has been arranged in cooperation with the Turkish authorities.

To ensure the privacy and security of the children, the authority did not disclose details information about the returnees.

Earlier, three families, who had escaped from the al-Hol refugee camp in Syria arrived in Finland on May 31 from Turkey.

A total of 30 Finnish children and 10 Finnish mothers had been held in the al-Hol camp, while a number of children and mothers are still detained there.

The government of Finland on 19 December 2019 issued a resolution on the repatriation of Finnish children from the al-Hol camp.

The planned repatriation, however, was hampered and delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak