Rwanda takes in 120 migrants from Libya |nigeria news today headlines update today

Rwanda takes in 120 migrants from Libya

Nearly a hundred and twenty asylum seekers are evacuated from libya to rwanda within the 1st such flight of the year.

The group of men, women, and kids – the youngest but one-year-old – were from eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan and somalia.

Most had been living in urban areas of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, et al. had been arbitrarily held in detention, some for several months.

The group evacuated on Tues night can be part of another 269 refugees and asylum seekers in Gashora, where the un refugee agency (UNHCR) provides assistance including shelter, food and medical care

“These evacuation flights out of {libya|Libya|Socialist People’s libyan Arab Jamahiriya|African country|African nation} continue to offer hope and safety to refugees and asylum seekers cornered in Libya,” said Djamal Zamoum, the UNHCR’s acting chief of mission in libya.

Rwanda takes in 120 migrants from Libya |nigeria news today headlines update today
Rwanda takes in 120 migrants from Libya |nigeria news today headlines update today

Detainees in various Libyan migrant centres have previously described routine torture, rape, deficiency disease and the spread of diseases like TB because of conditions they’re forced to endure there.

Campaign cluster Amnesty International had called conditions “horrific” and “inhuman”.

The Libyan authorities responded by announcing the closure of 3 large detention centres in Misrata, Tajoura and Khoms in 2019.

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Rwanda has taken in more than 900 asylum seekers since mid-2019 once it signed an agreement with UNHCR and the African Union.

Libya has for years been used as a transit route for thousands of people making an attempt to achieve Europe. the majority can try to cross over the sea however several do not of people it.

The international organization for Migration says over 215 migrants are reported dead or missing in the central Mediterranean since the beginning of this year.

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