Norway, Sweden, receive refugees from Libya

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 9 January 2020 at 12:53

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Vincent Biruta has said that the Norway has shown interest in receiving 500 refugees from Libya, and seven have already been received by Sweden.

The Minister who was addressing members of the press yesterday said that some refugees that were hosted by Rwanda have been received by different countries and some have expressed their desire to receive some more.

“Norway said that it is willing to receive about 500 of them, while Sweden has already received seven Refugees, the rest are still waiting,” he said.

The Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the African Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding, on 10th, September 2019, to set up a transit mechanism for evacuating refugees out of Libya. After their arrival, UNHCR continued to pursue solutions for the evacuees.

Rwanda committed to receiving 500 refugees of which she received 66 in the first batch, 123 in October, and 117 in November.

Rwanda committed to receiving 500 refugees of which she received 66 in the first batch, 123 in October, and 117 in November.

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