Rwanda to get first batch of asylum seekers from UK this May | Migration News

In April, each international locations signed a controversial immigration deal to take those that enter the UK illegally to the jap African state.

Rwanda expects the primary group of fifty asylum seekers to be transferred from the UK by the top of Could, a authorities spokesperson has mentioned.

In April, the UK authorities introduced plans to ship folks searching for asylum to the East African nation. However earlier this month, it mentioned it anticipated legal professionals to lodge claims to forestall their removing.

“In keeping with the knowledge we now have, the primary batch of migrants will arrive by the top of the month,” Rwanda’s deputy authorities spokesman Alain Mukurarinda mentioned on Thursday. “However … it’s the British authorities that is aware of what number of will come and when they are going to come.”

In April, each international locations signed a controversial immigration deal to take those that enter the UK illegally to the jap African state. For its half within the scheme, Rwanda will internet $158m.

The United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) condemned the scheme as an “egregious breach of worldwide regulation” and “opposite to the letter and spirit of the Refugee Conference”.

Different Western international locations like Denmark are additionally contemplating related offers with Rwanda.

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