Skip to main content

Human Trafficking: Syria

Question for Home Office

UIN HL6666, tabled on 7 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessments they have made of the reports by (1) the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trafficked Britons in Syria, published on 10 February, and (2) Reprieve, published on 30 April 2021; and what steps they will take in response.

Answered on

21 March 2022

The Government has noted the reports of the All-Party Parliamentary Group and Reprieve, and thanks them for their continued engagement on these challenging issues.

We acknowledge that North East Syria is a complex, fragile environment with significant humanitarian and security concerns. The UK continues to work with international partners to support camps in Syria, funding the provision of critical supplies including food, water, healthcare and shelter. The continuing humanitarian and security issues will need to be addressed both by the local authorities in the region and the international community.

The Government’s highest priority is to ensure the safety and security of the UK. Those individuals who remain in Syria include some of the most dangerous, choosing to stay to fight or otherwise support Daesh.

Answered by

Home Office