The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Abandoned new-born babies | Residents find new-born baby near dumpster in Al-Tabqah city

Al-Raqqah province: Residents found a new-born baby abandoned by his parents for unknown reasons and left near a dumpster in the third neighbourhood in Al-Tabqah city in Al-Raqqah countryside.


Accordingly, the number of abandoned new-born babies documented in 2023 across Syria has increased to 62, where they were left in dumpsters and plastic bags in front of mosques and on the roadside; they are distributed as follows:


  • Regime-controlled areas: 25


  • SDF-held areas: 29


  • Areas controlled by Turkish-backed factions: 4


  • HTS-controlled areas: 4