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The United Kingdom Sends Its Refugees to Rwanda

The United Kingdom Sends Its Refugees to Rwanda

Some of the country’s refugees have been sent over to Rwanda, under British government plans, crossing the sea between France and England. The government of the U.K has said that this would discourage other people from crossing the English Channel. Several people have disputed this scheme in court, however. Also, there has been uneasiness on whether Rwanda would serve as a suitable country for those seeking asylum and the breach of human rights, with some likening it to modern-day slavery.

The first batch of refugees would be conveyed to Rwanda on Tuesday, 14 June. The U.K government has disclosed that it would be a five-year trial, where individuals arriving in the U.K to seek refuge would be sent over to Rwanda instead. It is worthy of note that those qualified to be sent off, were single and youthful migrants that crossed over the English Channel through illicit, desperate, or needless methods like with small boats or people who sneaked in, hiding at the back of lorries.

Previously, as at 2018 and 2019, most of the refugees that crossed the channel were from Iran. But, various nationals are now involved, with Iraqis making up 21 percent, Eritreans 11 percent, Syrians with 9 percent, and Iranians with 30 percent. It is estimated that about 75 percent of men crossing the English Channel were at least 18 years of age or older.

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