- Save the Children is filing a case in the Federal Court on behalf of a group of women and children stuck in Syria.
- They want to be repatriated to Australia.
- Many of the women involved are wives or widows of slain or jailed members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Save the Children Australia chief executive Mat Tinkler said innocent people were living in despair and are desperate to return home.
He saw others suffering acute emotional distress, severe dental decay, stunting, and multiple other health conditions.
Save the Children Australia is acting as litigation guardian in the case, which occurs when a litigant does not have the capacity to conduct their own litigation.