The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Abandoned new-born babies | New-born baby boy found in front of mosque in Al-Raqqah city

Al-Raqqah province: SOHR sources have reported that a new-born baby boy was found in front of Al-Nour mosque in the SDF-controlled city of Al-Raqqah city.


This coincides with the growing phenomenon of abandoned new-born babies over different reasons, mainly the dreadful living conditions and illegal relationships without marriage.


Accordingly, the number of abandoned new-born babies documented in 2024 across Syria has increased to 26, where they were left in dumpsters and plastic bags in front of mosques and on the roadside; they are distributed as follows:


  • SDF-held areas: 14 babies, two of whom were found dead.


  • HTS-controlled areas: 4


  • Regime-controlled areas: 5


  • “Euphrates Shield” area: 1


  • “Olive Branch” area: 2