Why has Rwanda agreed to host unwanted asylum seekers? † Migration


Video duration 25 minutes 00 seconds

From: Inside Story

The United Kingdom wants to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda after legal proceedings fail.

Come here and we’ll send you to Rwanda.

That is the message coming from the UK to asylum seekers and migrants trying to reach the country illegally.

Most of those to be deported managed to avoid the first flight to Kigali through individual legal proceedings.

A request to suspend the flight was rejected by the British Court of Appeal.

Will this policy prevent refugees from reaching Britain?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Clare Moseley, founder of Care4Calais, an organization that campaigns against the eviction policy

Joseph Ryarasa Nkurunziza, Executive Secretary of Never Again Rwanda, a social justice and peacebuilding organization

Catherine Woollard, Secretary General of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles