A number of displaced children have demanded the opening of a school to complete their education in Newroz camp near the town of Derik (Malikiya), north-east of Hasakah, in the far north-east of Syria.
Nadim al-Omar, a 9-year-old child told North-Press that he was displaced from Sere-Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) into Newroz camp due to the Turkish military invasion, adding that he was studying in the third grade, as he called the concerned authorities to open a school in the camp in order to complete his education.
Jumana, a 12-year-old girl, displaced from the region of Afrin said that she was studying in the seventh grade, “I miss my friends, and I want to return to my friends and to my school in Afrin, my friends come back to play and study together," she said. Hammadi Abdullah, an 11-year-old child displaced from Sere-Kaniye called for the opening of a school in the camp in order to continue his education in the third grade, expressing his hope to return to his home as well.
Sedad, an 11-year-old girl, said that she is displaced from Sere-Kaniye because of the Turkish military invasion, she hoped a school would be opened in the camp.
Sanaa Saeed, a 12-year-old girl revealed her desire to return to Afrin region to see her friends and continue her education in the seventh grade. She also called for the opening of a school in the camp, adding: "It is said that they will open a school, but they did not open it yet.”
Hividar, an 11-year-old girl who was displaced from Afrin, indicated that she missed her school, her town and Afrin’s olive trees.
Turkey and its affiliated armed groups launched the military invasion on October 9, 2019, in northeastern Syria with the aim of housing Syrian refugees and bring about the demographic change in the region.
The Turkish military invasion has caused the displacement of more than 350,000 local civilians, including more than 70,000 children from the bordering areas with Turkey, in northeastern Syria.