9 Mar 2019

Shamima Begum baby death one of dozens in Syrian refugee camp

International Editor

The Begum family in east London had lost a daughter to ISIS – now they have lost their their grandchild to war and disease in Syria.

For them the death of baby Jarrah is a tragedy. For the Home Secretary it poses difficult questions.

Even members of his own party have criticised Sajid Javid for stripping Shamima Begum of her British Citizenship. One called it a populist gesture.

But the politics of repatriation is only going to get more complex with over a hundred unaccompanied minors languishing in refugee camps.