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EL wants a child with ptsd out of Syria and to Denmark now


A 4-year-old girl with post-traumatic stress disorder is still sitting in the Al-Roj camp in Syria.

The government’s support party The Unity List wants a 4-year-old girl with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who is in a Syrian prison camp, to Denmark immediately.

That is what Rosa Lund (EL), spokeswoman for justice and foreigners, says.

– We have known for a long time that this girl was really sick. Already in November it emerged that she had ptsd. It can only go too slowly to get that girl home, says Rosa Lund.

More than two months ago, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) stated according to Politiken in a closed consultation that the government was considering bringing the girl to Denmark. But it has not happened.

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According to the memo, Kofod explained that on 28 January the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had received an assessment from a Danish expert in child psychiatry.

The ministry had asked the expert to review previous medical assessments where the girl had been diagnosed with ptsd.

At the closed consultation, Kofod said the following according to Politiken:

Against this background, it is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ assessment that the girl falls within the government’s line for when a possible medical evacuation to Denmark should be considered.

According to the Unity List, the girl must be brought to Denmark with her mother. Precisely this has long been a point of political contention.

– What is stated in the girl’s doctor’s statement is that she will get worse if she is separated from her mother, says Rosa Lund.

The government has long refused to take the children home. Despite pressure from the Unity List and the other support parties SF and the Radicals.

The government does not want the children’s parents to Denmark. The mothers of the children have traveled down to support the militant movement Islamic State (IS) and have thus turned their backs on Denmark, it reads.

At present, a total of 19 children with Danish connections are in Syrian prison camps. At least what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs knows. These are divided into six mothers.

At Easter, the government announced that it would set up a so-called task force, ie a working group that will find solutions to get children with Danish connections in Syrian prison camps to Denmark. Without their parents. The working group must come up with solutions by 15 May.

/ ritzau /

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