Scandinavia will help African refugees

In September, Rwanda signed a deal with the United Nations and African Union which aims to help to resettle people who were detained in Libya after trying to reach Europe by sea. The transit centre was established in a village Gashora, near Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, as part of UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM).

Recently, Norway announced that they would receive 600 people during 2020 and Sweden already took seven people. They are refugees who were evacuated from detention centres in Libya to Rwanda, and now they will be taken in Norway. Many of them are from Horn of Africa nations, according to the Associated Press (AP). 

In recent months, humanitarian organizations criticized the inhuman conditions suffered by people detained in refugee camps in Libya. There are over 4,000 people trapped in Libyan detention camps. In March, Amnesty International in a press release said: “Europe’s shameful failure to end the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya,” and reported that most of people held in Libya’s detention centres had been intercepted at sea by the Libyan coastguard,“which has enjoyed all kind of support from European governments”. 

The aim of the Norwegian government is “to send a signal that we will not back smuggling routes and cynical backers” said Norwegian Justice and Immigration Minister Joaran Kallmyr in a statement to AP.  Instead of that, they prefer bringing in people “with protection needs in an organized form,” he added.

Also in this magazine
The Iraqi government decides to close several refugee camps
Ethiopians running away to Sudan
Migrants are heading to Canary Islands
Canada open to immigrants
Brutal treatment by Croatian police on migrants
A trial of Uber Eats in Italy
Migrants’ situation in Algieria
The first caravan of Central American migrants since the pandemic
Serious human rights violations in Libya
New migrant plan for Europe
Fire destroys Moria refugee camp
Immigration policy of Donald Trump
Banksy’s boat rescues migrant
The death of Abdulfatah Hamdallah, a migrant form Sudan
Cooperation on migrants crossing English Channel
Migrants’s situation in Lebanon after deadly blast in Beirut
 Italy’s Senate lifted the immunity of Matteo Salvini
Migrants’ situation in Canada
US changes visa rules for students
US court decides on migrant children in detention centres
World Refugee Day 2020
Intikane camp attack
Malta allowed 425 migrants to disembark
Refugees in Greece face homelessness
Hungarian government shuts down the so-called “transit zone” of Röszke
The work permit for migrant workers in Italy
Indian migrant workers come back home
Rohingya refugees dramma
Medical staff in the West consists of many migrants
Immigration to US to be suspended amid coronavirus
US expell migrants due to COVID-19
Thousands of families are displaced by flooding in Yemen
Portugal helps immigrants during the pandemic
South Africa fights against coronavirus
COVID-19 vs migration
Refugees from Cameroon seek shelter in Nigeria
Syrian refugees want to enter Europe
Great Britain announces new immigration system
Another tragedy of refugees in Syria
UN makes a landmark decision about the victims of climate change
Rohingya refugee children will get access to education
The United States deported 25 Cambodian refugees
Imigrants at the US-Mexico border
Scandinavia will help African refugees
Migrants are trying to get to Great Britain
World’s refugees’ situation in 2019
For the sixth year in a row, over 1,000 people died in the Mediterranean in a year
At least 58 people died on their way to Canary Islands
UK truck tragedy of Vietnamese migrants
Immigrants drama in Libya
Previous issues
By clicking "Subscribe", I consent to the sending of the Outriders newsletter by Outriders Sp. not-for-profit Sp. z o.o. and I accept the terms .
Sign up