Hundreds of forcibly displaced people and refugees arrive at al-Hawl camp, al-Hasakah
Al-Hasakah – SMART
Hundreds of Syrian and Iraqi families, including families of Islamic State (IS) members, arrive at the al-Hawl camp, 70 kilometers south of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria, coming from Eastern Deir al-Zor.
On Sunday, Nabil Hassan, the manager of the camp, which is run by the Kurdish Autonomous Administration, reported that 207 Syrian families consisting of 706 individuals, and 197 Iraqi families consisting of of 1,780 individuals arrived at the camp via the al-Subuh crossing in the city of al-Shaddadi.
On Jan. 2, 2019, Hassan said that the families fled from the areas where the Syrian Democratic Forces continue to clash with the IS. Hassan stated that they gave the families blankets and food supplies.
According to Hassan, 3,944 families consisting of 16,248 individuals currently live in the camp, including 1,832 Syrian families and 2,112 Iraqi families that continue to enter and exit the camp.
In mid-April 2016, the Autonomous Administration's executive council opened the al-Hawl camp to receive forcibly displaced people from IS-controlled areas and refugees from the Iraqi border areas near the town of al-Hawl, eastern al-Hasakah.