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Australian Mother's Plea to Come Home from Crowded Camp After Fleeing Islamic State

Expand  Al-Hawl camp in Syria © 2019 Human Rights Watch (Al-Hol Camp, northeast Syria) –Sitting on the floor of a shack in a locked desert camp in north-east Syria, her baby boy in her lap and her two other children nestled by her side, Radhia* had only one question. "Please, can you tell me," she asked, "when will Australia bring us home?" That same week in June, Australia evacuated eight Australian children from al-Hawl, the same camp where Radhia and her children have been detained since January. Radhia and her children, too, are Australian citizens. While the eight evacuated children were…

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