Uh oh, you are using an old web browser that we no longer support. Some of this website's features may not work correctly because of this. Learn about updating to a more modern browser here.

Skip To Content

The Latest From Syria

Save the Children supporters have helped transform the lives of a group of British children caught up in horrors far beyond their control. Following pressure from campaigners the Government has started bringing home innocent, orphaned British children from north east Syria where they were trapped in dire conditions.

But this has to be only the start. 

There are still as many as 60 British children stranded and Syria’s harsh winter will soon begin to bite. They are as innocent as those who have been rescued and all must be brought home before it is too late.


syria projection stunt

Campaigners have projected ‘Don’t leave British children trapped in Syria’ onto the Houses of Parliament.

British children in Syria have been brought home

It's a triumph - but it's just the start

Latest Press Releases

Response to reports from the Kurdish self-administration that British orphans in Syria have been "handed over to a delegation representing the British Foreign Ministry"

Save the Children statement on Syrian repatriation > 


Campaigners have projected ‘Don’t leave British children trapped in Syria’ onto the Houses of Parliament the evening before parliament dissolves for the election campaign.

Bring British children home Parliament stunt > 

More than 10,000 people hav emailed Home Secretary Priti Patel MP saying they want the UK government to urgently bring home all British children stranded in North East Syria. 

10,000 people call for British children in North-East Syria to be brought home > 

Save the Children responses to an Urgent Question posed in parliament about the plight of British children trapped in North East Syria. 

North East Syria: Response to Urgent Question in Parliament > 

The number of British children trapped in North East Syria after fleeing ISIS-held areas is more than 60, Save the Children can disclose. This is around double previous estimates that have been reported in the media.  

More than 60 British children trapped in North East Syria > 

In response to Dominic Raab's statement in Parliament on the situation for British children in North East Syria where he said "we are looking in relation to orphans and unaccompanied minors to whether they can be provided safe passage to return, because as he said it is utterly unfair that such innocents should be caught in the crossfire". 

Save the Children responds to Dominic Raab's statement > 

Following the escalation, they along with 21 other unaccompanied children were transferred to Raqqa where they are being looked after.

British orphans in Syria taken to Raqqa >


Save the Children is deeply concerned by troubling reports that hundreds of women and children with links to ISIS have fled the Annexe of Ein Issa camp. 

Foreign women flee shelled camp in North East Syria > 


11 year old Beissan displaced in north east syria


"When we were in our village, we were hit by airstrikes, then we had to move to another area and we were hit again. We moved to a third place and we couldn’t survive because we had no support, and now we moved again in the fourth location because of the bombings. I wish I could go back to my hometown and go back to school".


Learn more about our work in Syria > 


From over-crowded camps to the UK: Bring British children home


Reasons why all British children urgently need to be rescued and brought back from Syria.