"It feels wonderful, I'm thrilled," says Patricio Galvez to the Echo after being reunited with their grandchildren in Iraq.
– All seem to feel good. I'm going to go to the hospital in the morning very quickly with them some still have a bit of a fever and cough, he continues.
that data came about that the seven children left the kurdiskkontrollerade camp, al-Hol in Syria and transferred into Iraq. The data was confirmed by the Shiyar Ali, Sverigerepresentant for the kurdish autonomy in northern Syria. According to him, the goal is that the children should leave Iraq to go to Sweden.
"We have had a positive and good dialogue with many concerned and this has led to the children on the way home," says Shiyar Ali.
– Relatively good. They have been in poor condition when they were found in the camp, but today they are in much better health. But they need help to be fully restored, says Shiyar Ali, who adds that the current bet is only valid Skråmos seven children.
Swedish authorities took care of the children which is then passed to Erbil in the kurdish part of Iraq.
and his wife Amanda joined the terrorsekten ICE in the autumn of 2014, and killed both of the two earlier in the year. After their seven children lived in the kurdiskkontrollerade camp, al-Hol in the north of Syria, in a special section for the orphaned children to the IS-members in Europe.
in Total it is estimated that 60 to 80 children with Swedish connections are in the camp. When the DN visited al-Hol for just over a month ago, there was 73.000 people there, of which 65 per cent were children.
Skråmos children lived under difficult conditions. Stay Mohammed was emaciated and weighed less than three kilograms and the children asked to comply with DN's team to Sweden. Even the children's grandfather, Patricio Galvez visited the camp in april and has struggled to get home to the children.
wanted to on Tuesday first, neither confirm nor deny that the children were brought to Iraq. At 22 o'clock, however, confirmed the foreign MINISTRY that the children arrived to Erbil.
" We can confirm that the children arrived to Erbil and our focus will now be to assist the children in the best way. We will currently not provide more detailed information about our work, " says Mathias Heimonen on the foreign MINISTRY's press service.
has received criticism for not having done enough to help the children with Swedish ties in Syria. In april, Save the Children out with an open letter to prime minister Stefan Löfven where they wrote that the government ”found a pretext for not acting, and avoided to take responsibility”.
Minister for foreign affairs Margot Wallström (S) has rejected the criticism that there is no ”quick fix” for the kids in the camp, while the minister for justice and migration minister Morgan Johansson (S) said that the children can get help at another place.
" We have as a government and state is very difficult to operate in those areas, however, if they then take out to other countries, where they will be understood to be the subject of consular considerations in the normal order, then it becomes a matter for the foreign MINISTRY. Much more I can not say right now, " he said in an interview with DN.
On Tuesday, referring both Morgan Johansson and Margot Wallström to the MINISTRY for comments on the Skråmos children.