NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — A delegation from the Danish organization Repatriate the Children (RTC) visited camps for refugees and internally displaced peoples in North and East Syria this week as a part of its efforts to see Danish minors currently in the caps repatriated to Denmark.
Founders of RTC, Natascha Rée Mikkelsen and Knud Foldschack, arrived in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria to assess the situation of Danish citizens, especially children. The visit was covered by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.
According to Mikkelsen and Foldschack, the purpose of the visit is to influence the views of Denmark’s politicians and decision makers by gathering evidence of the harsh conditions in the camps housing Danish children.
Foldschack stressed that the Danish government is obliged by law to help children, and that children are innocent regardless of what their parents have done.
According to informed sources, 7 women, 19 children, and 2 men who have or had Danish nationality are in camps and prisons in North and East Syria.
RTC hopes that the evidence they have gathered about the living conditions will convince the Danish government to return its citizens.