foreign fighters and poverty is a major cause of the loss of a generation of children

Exclusive –Abdalaziz Alhamza ” RBSS”

In the last year of the control of ISIS over the city a major number of marriage cases were documented in Raqqa and country side, which in turn was the reason for the increase in the number of births of children and as a result of the absence of government departments, it was a major cause of the large number of unregistered children, as witnessed last year, killing a large number of those fighters in battles and raids that targeted the organization, prompting many mothers to abandon their children, after the death of their husbands.

As was the deterioration of the standard of living and the humanitarian situation in the control areas of ISIS, and the high level of poverty, and the closure of organization of government departments, major cause of the high rate of unemployment and poverty, you will find a doctor, engineer and teacher, without work, and who are too dependent primarily on the limited income provided by the government of the regime departments, and what Raqqa city experienced of a sharp rise in prices, there was a fear among civilians, for their future and their children’s future, prompting a large number of them, to pay their children for Migration, to Turkey and Europe, where Raqqa city witnessed a movement of large displacement, during the past two months.

This fear pushed young people to abstain from marriage, as a result of the deteriorating of the security situation, and the great poverty that seen in the control of the organization areas, this has seen the city of Raqqa, in the past month, 6 cases of new births, abandoned by their families, by throwing them near garbage containers, or on the doorsteps of homes , of some well-off families, where two cases of newborn babies were documented were found on one of the door steps in Raqqa , and a separate case for another baby girl was found near a garbage container in Almshlb area was documented too.

Where material prices have doubled in the city of Raqqa, during the past few months, and a significant increase of the prices of baby milk, which reached the price of 800 grams of it, about the 2000 SP.

This has been the members of the organization of immigrants a major role in the cases of abandonment of babies, says Ali, a civilian from Raqqa, to our campaign “Raqqa is being slaughtered silently”: “spread of such cases over the past months, due to the marriage of ISIS foreign fighters from local women or foreigners, and we all know, that the fighter that is fully aware of the difficulty of stability in one area, prompting many of them, to refrain from having children, and to be a major cause of those who committed a grave mistake begetting children to give them easily. “

The Raqqa city and after the control of the organization, witnessed a high prevalence of disease, as a result of the stop of medical services, and the stop of the work of Interested humanitarian organizations to improve the quality of life, this has been documented cases of cholera in controlled areas of ISIS, which threatens a wave of disease that might kill a large number of children and their families.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".