Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

The Rwandan Ministry of Emergency Management announced the arrival of 113 refugees and migrants to Rwanda from Libya under the supervision of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

This is the eighteenth group since the beginning of the program’s implementation, and it consists of individuals of six different nationalities, including South Sudan, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, and Somalia.

The emergency evacuation mechanism was established in 2019 at the initiative of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, in response to the humanitarian crisis exacerbated by the detention of African refugees in Libya, as they were trying to cross to Europe via the Mediterranean.

So far, Rwanda has received about 2,300 migrants and asylum seekers within this mechanism, and more than 1,300 of them were able to move to third countries.

According to the agreement, Rwanda provides multiple options for migrants and refugees who arrive in its territory, including remaining in Rwanda or rehousing in third countries.

In the same context, the British government indicated that the first flight that will transport refugees to Rwanda is scheduled for July 24, based on the results of the upcoming general elections and bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

It is noteworthy that Libya hosts more than 60,000 refugees and asylum seekers registered with UNHCR.

Libya’s non-oil exports exceed 3 billion dollars

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