3 Oct 2019

Govt urged to act after NZ orphan reported in Syria refugee camp

From Checkpoint, 5:35 pm on 3 October 2019

The government is being urged to act swiftly after reports that the orphaned child of a New Zealand woman is in a Syrian refugee camp.

Save the Children says it's in contact with the three-year-old's grandmother who is also a New Zealander but living in Australia.

The boy's understood to be in the Al-Hawl camp, but the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it's incredibly difficult to get information out of the region and can't comment on the specifics of this case.

Hamish Cardwell has more.