TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was “too dangerous” to send a Canadian diplomat to erase four years of orphaned Canada Amira al-Hol camp prisoners – after Kurdish authorities confirmed they found the child during the weekend.
Trudeau said that he was aware of the story of the little girl, but that the safety of Canadians who work in the Middle East need to be considered.
“Currently we have qualified as too dangerous for Canadian officials to go to Syria and to the refugee camps,” he said.
It has been almost a year since Amira was found wandering alone in the Syrian city of Baghouz after his family – Canadians who have left the country in 2014 to fight for ISIS – were killed in an airstrike.
Amira was taken to the detention camp in northeast Syria where he lived with a substitute family, in a situation that Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale previously called “horrendous.”
Life in the camps is often described as desperate, with water shortages and access to the main concerns of medical care for more than 11,000 foreign women and children from ISIS fighters were detained.
It is estimated that at least 33 Canadian women and children were detained in al-Hol and the second closest camp.
uncles and grandparents in Canada Amira have been calling on the Canadian government to rescue the child for months – using other countries such as Sweden, Australia, and France as examples of governments that have sent personnel to extract the women and children left behind after years of war with the caliphate.
The government had earlier told Amira family that he had to undergo a DNA test to prove that he is a Canadian citizen before he can be issued travel documents – which will take months.
During this summer’s uncle Amira, who wished to remain anonymous, I was determined to go to Syria to try to find and bring home, but Foreign Minister Kurdish Dr. Omar Abdulkarim advised him not to travel until his location confirmed.
This weekend, the Kurdish authorities sent a message saying that Amira had finally been located.
“We informed the Canadian authorities about his whereabouts,” said Omar. “The Canadian government aware of the situation Amira now.”
Canada has not formally requested the release of the child, his uncle hoping something will change now that she has finally been located.
“Now he’s found, we expect immediate action will take place and that he could return as soon as possible,” the uncle said Amira.
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