Syria: Islamic State

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department have requested the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross to repatriate children of UK nationals associated with ISIS in North-East Syria.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not requested the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross in relation to the repatriation of children from Syria. Our advice to any British national abroad, who needs emergency help from the British Government, is to contact the nearest British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission - which in this case will be outside Syria. If British citizens are able to seek consular assistance outside of Syria, then we would work with local and UK authorities to facilitate their return if requested.

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