Rwanda receives 130 African asylum seekers from western Libya

The Libyan Address Journal

Rwanda has received 130 more asylum seekers who were stranded in western Libya. They will stay in Rwanda until they are resettled in other countries – mainly in Europe and North America.

The asylum seekers, mainly from Somalia, Sudan, and Eritrea, also have the option of applying for Rwandan citizenship or returning to their country of origin.

The group which arrived on Tuesday evening is the fifth batch Rwanda has received since September 2019.

The group brings to 510 the total number of refugees evacuated to Rwanda.


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