First batch of refugees from Libya in Gashora transit camp

By IGIHE
On 27 September 2019 at 07:37

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR) in Libya the majority of them are children away from their families, single mothers and families.
Rwanda signed agreements to host refugees stranded in Libya on 10th September 2019 with the African Union (AU) and UNHCR.
Rwanda committed to receiving 500 refugees at the head first of whom 66 arrived yesterday in the first batch aboard the airplane of Buraq Air.
Gashora camp previously hosted thousands of Burundian refugees since (...)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR) in Libya the majority of them are children away from their families, single mothers and families.

Rwanda signed agreements to host refugees stranded in Libya on 10th September 2019 with the African Union (AU) and UNHCR.

Rwanda committed to receiving 500 refugees at the head first of whom 66 arrived yesterday in the first batch aboard the airplane of Buraq Air.

Gashora camp previously hosted thousands of Burundian refugees since 2015 before they were relocated to other sites.

It is equipped with a playground, accommodations among other basic needs.
The camp is being upgraded to accommodate more refugees and get the status of a permanent camp.

UNHCR in Libya said that relocating these refugees will accord them dignified life following years of struggle.

Rwanda made the commitment to host refugees from Libya in 2017 following revelations that thousands of people from across Africa were stranded in the country after their failure to reach Europe and subjected to slavery.

The first batch of 66 refugees and other asylum seekers from Libya arrived in Rwanda following Rwanda’s pledge to host them.
UNHCR in Libya said that relocating these refugees will accord them dignified life following years of struggle.

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