“We did not fear death but the life there”: The Dire Human Rights Situation Facing Syrian Returnees (February 2024)

Source:Relief Web Date:19Feb2024

Many Syrians who had fled the war face gross human rights violations and abuses upon their return to Syria, according to a report by the UN Human Rights Office released today.

The documented violations and abuses have been perpetrated by the Government, de facto authorities and other armed groups across the country, the report states. They include arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment, sexual and gender-based violence, enforced disappearance and abduction.