"Minister for foreign affairs Margot Wallström (S) rejects the criticism that the government would not do anything to help the children with Swedish connections in the kurdish camp in Syria."
"– We do not pull the legs after us after, but is working as fast as we can. But there is no quick fix on this as some seem to believe, she says to TT."
"At the weekend criticized the several parliamentary parties the government for not quickly enough to help the IS-connected to the children who are in the camp, al-Hol in the kurdkontrollerade part of Syria. In total, about 60 to 80 children."
"Minister rejects the notion that it would be possible to just go down and check in the camps and to download home kids. The state department is working according to Wallström along several tracks. It is about the consular contacts, which for a long had contact time with the ICE-recruiter Michael Skråmos children's grandfather, who sounded the alarm on the emergency situation of the children in the camp."
"It's all about the contacts with the international Red Cross and other relief organizations that are active in the camps, as well as with the kurdish authorities."
"And it's all about the contacts with the municipalities and county councils."
"– We have to get the whole chain to work. But each one must be treated as individuals. Identities must be fixed and we need to avoid familjeseparationer. But it can also, of course, are parents who do not want to Sweden. All of this must be handled with the children's best interests, but also with respect for international law, " says Wallström."
"in Parallel with this work, trying to Sweden to help with food and medicines on the spot."
"– this camp is built for about 25 000 people, and in just a few months, it has received 65 000 people."
"Exactly how the Swedish government is currently working to Margot Wallström, among other things, for security reasons. However, according to Wallström, the situation is about the same for all countries concerned."
" I think you need to try to calm down and not stir up anything. There is no fast and simple method. There is no one who can just go down there and check in the camp and to download the homes of their citizens. But we are not out of something, but is working as quickly as we can, " she says."