One of three schoolgirls who fled London to join so-called Islamic State in 2015 has been found by a UK newspaper in a Syrian refugee camp. Her family wants the government's help to return her to the UK, while the government is saying it won't do this.
The British Embassy in Syria has been suspended since 2012, and the government is saying that Brits in Syria who need assistance should contact the Embassy in Lebanon (Source).
Putting aside their reasons for going there, in what ways, if any, would the UK government be obliged to assist a British citizen in a country like Syria? Would they be obliged to, for example, assist them to reach the nearest embassy, or to provide documentation that allows them to board a flight back? Or can the government leave them to fend for themselves, as travel advice has clearly stated for years not to go there?