Rwanda to take in African immigrants


Rwanda has agreed to take in hundreds of African migrants who are currently being held in Libyan detention centres.
A joint agreement between the Government, the UN refugee agency (UNHRC) and the African Union (AU) was announced on Tuesday.

About 500 people which includes children and vulnerable young people will be evacuated by aeroplane to the East African country in the coming weeks. Thousands of migrants constantly head to Libya to try and make the dangerous cross over to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. Those who fail are often held in detention centres where conditions are said to be dire.

The Rwandan Government has said this is an humanitarian action which any African should aim to do.

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