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US News More than 60 British children trapped in northeast Syria, charity warns

12:30  21 october  2019
12:30  21 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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At least 60 British children are trapped in north - east Syria after fleeing areas held by Islamic State during the recent escalation in fighting, according to Save the Children –twice the number initially feared. Figures compiled by the UK-based charity suggest many of the children are under five years

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a group of people in a tent: Women look after children at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp for the displaced where families of Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters are held © Getty Women look after children at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp for the displaced where families of Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters are held More than 60 British children are trapped in northeast Syria after fleeing IS-held areas - around double the estimated figure previously reported.

The majority are younger than five years old and are suffering in dire conditions in desolate camps, Save the Children disclosed.

Others have been displaced yet again following the recent escalation in fighting.

Older children who lived under Islamic State have witnessed acts of brutality including beheadings and have been left with physical injuries and psychological needs following years of conflict and brutal repression.

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Alison Griffin, Save the Children's head of conflict and humanitarian campaigns, said the children's lives "have been full of violence and fear" but that with the right care they can "bounce back".

She said: "They deserve that chance, no matter what they've been dragged into by the decisions of adults.

"For the British children among them we can and must give them the safety they need by bringing them to be cared for in the UK."

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US troops were withdrawn from northeast Syria sparking fierce fighting that left more than 500 people dead and 300 United Nations said today that more than 2,300 people, mostly women and children , fled fighting in But the British -based war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said it

Families and children in North East Syria are fleeing for their lives. Military operations in the area threaten the safety and livelihood of nearly More than half the population of Syria has been forced to flee their homes, with 6.2 million people currently internally displaced and 5.6 million refugees.*

The repatriation plans were being led by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and International Development Secretary Alok Sharma.

Home Office officials have since said the UK would help British orphans trapped in Syria after the Turkish invasion, but would not say exactly how children may be extracted from the country.

Save the Children said that while the recent shift in the government's stance towards providing "safe passage" for British orphans to come to the UK is welcome, the vast majority of children are with their mothers and have been swept up in horrific events beyond their control.

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The aid agency has been working to support children who fled IS-held areas, including foreign children, for more than two years.

It has also been pressing for foreign children to be given the best chance of recovery by being cared for in the safety of their home countries.

After assessing information received through a number of routes, including from outside Syria, Save the Children was able to confirm that there are more than 60 British children in the area.

Ms Griffin continued: "Children whose parents are alive are just as innocent as those who have been orphaned. All have been put through unimaginable horrors.

"The foreign secretary has said he wants to ensure 'innocents are not caught in the crossfire'. To play his part to achieve that, he needs to act now while there's still a window of opportunity and bring all the UK's children home".

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