Published: September 11, 2019
Rwanda’s agreed to take in hundreds of migrants living in dire circumstances in Libyan detention centers.
500 of them, mostly from the Horn of Africa, will be flown in Uganda in coming weeks.
Rwanda first offered to take migrants from Libya when television footage nearly two years ago showed some of them being sold off as slaves.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees says nearly 5000 people are living in parlous conditions in Libyan detention camps.
It’s appealed to navies saving migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe not to send them to Libya.
The migrants being taken by Rwanda include many children and women in vulnerable positions.
The Rwandan government insists its not being paid for taking in these refugees. source