About 25 children with connections to Denmark have lived or still live under life-threatening conditions in Northeastern Syrian prison camps.
Children in the camps are in danger every day, they risk dying of common diseases. Approximately 400 children die every year in the camps. Many of them died of conditions they could have survived if they had received the right treatment.
In a series of video portraits, we meet and introduce some of the Danish children who were imprisoned in the Kurdish-controlled camps. As well as their relatives and loved ones.
Some of the children have been repatriated by the danish government, but 5 danish children still remain in captivity. This video series was produced in late 2020.
Meriam and Adam was fleeing with their mother from Islamic State, when they were captured by the Kurdish forces. They were 10 months and two years. It's more than four years ago. They are now in the al-Roj camp
An aunt of five Danish children in the al-Roj camp tells about her fear of the children's future. The oldest of the children were seven years old, when his parents went to Syria in 2014
Aunt of two children in the age of one and four years, currently staying in the al-Hol camp, tells about her deep concerns. Her sister left to Syria in the age of 19
The story of a baby boy who was brought home from al-Hol camp in time. At that time he was very sick. Today he lives a carefree life with his family
Danish children are talking about how it is to live in the prison camp al-Roj. They just want to come home to Denmark
Two young sisters tell the story of their escape from Islamic State and the bombattack that killed the son of one of them and gave the son of the other granade fragments in his body.
The story of the two year old Danish boy who was left alone in al-Roj camp when his mother and one year younger littlebrother was removed from the camp and imprisoned.
Meet some of the danish children in the camps and see the conditions they live under.