Syria – Return of 10 young French children - Statement (22 June 2020)


France has today returned 10 young French minors, orphans or humanitarian cases, who were in camps in north-eastern Syria.

The children were handed over to the French judicial authorities and are now undergoing special medical follow-up and being looked after by social services.

France thanks local leaders in north-east Syria for their cooperation, which made this outcome possible.

The decision was taken in view of the situation of these especially vulnerable young children and in line with the permission given by local leaders.