ERBIL, Iraq — In a statement on Sunday to Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI)-based NRT Arabic, the Undersecretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement, Karim al-Nouri, announced that the government is soon to issue documents for Iraqi children returning from displacement in Syria.
Al-Nouri stated that dozens of Iraqi children were born during the period of their families’ displacement in Syria, when the Islamic State (ISIS) took control of the city of Mosul on 10 June 2014. To this date, they are without official documents.
The Iraqi government will start issuing documents for them through the General Directorate of Nationality, which has already sent teams to the camps in northern Iraq currently housing them.
Al-Nouri clarified that these documents do not include the children of ISIS families but only Iraqis who returned and who are of Iraqi parents with the additional stipulation that their parents undergo a thorough security check.