Middle East: British Nationals Abroad:Written question - HL14933

Asked on: 01 April 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Middle East: British Nationals Abroad
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British children are living in refugee camps in Syria or in territory that was formerly part of the sovereign states of Syria or Iraq.
Answered on: 10 April 2019

We are aware that some British nationals including children are living in displaced persons camps in Syria but due to the circumstances on the ground, we are not in a position to make an accurate estimate of the number. The UK has no consular presence within Syria and has advised against all travel to Syria since 2012 because of the dangers associated with the conflict there. We have not been made aware of any British children living in refugee camps in Iraq or elsewhere in the region.

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