Syria: Dutch kids ask Queen for help

Sara and Ammar Hafez have been sitting in the Dutch Embassy in Damascus for four weeks. The two kids, who had been abducted by their Syrian father two years ago and have fled to the Embassy, are now waiting for the diplomats to settle things between their father and the Syrian gov't in order to enable them to go back home to their mother in the Netherlands.

Now Sara has written a letter to Queen Beatrix and Prime Minister Balkenende, asking for help.

In her letter Sara asks for help in getting back to her mother in the Netherlands, and adds that her grandfather is sick and she would like to see him. She says that she had tried to stab herself with a knife. According to their mother, she has been on medicine since. Their mother says this letter is a cry for help and that the children worry that due to the situation in Lebanon they will be forgotten in the embassy for months or years to come.

Source: De Telegraaf (Dutch)

See also: Syria: Abducted Dutch kids flee to embassy, Syria: Update on Dutch kids

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