Rescue of all 60 children of the ‘caliphate’ urged as winter nears

Relatives and councils offer sanctuary to get children home before winter closes in

Mark Townsend
@townsendmark
Sun 24 Nov 2019

A Syrian refugee child in October, after coming ashore at RAF base Akrotiri in Cyprus. Photograph: Jack Hill/The Times/PA

Homes for all the 60 British children still stranded in north-east Syria have been found in the UK as councils and relatives of the minors step forward to offer sanctuary, sources have revealed.

So far, three British orphans have arrived home and are understood to have been made temporary wards of court, but will not be placed into care after UK relatives contacted the Foreign Office and said that they wanted to house them.

The move comes amid mounting pressure on ministers to allow all British children who had been caught up in the conflict with Islamic State and are trapped in Syrian refugee camps to return to the UK before the harsh winter closes in.

read more here:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/24/homes-offered-for-60-isis-children-uk-councils-relatives

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