London will not send Ukrainian refugees to Africa to “process” migrants under its controversial plan
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict between Moscow and Kiev will not be sent to Rwanda, despite a new agreement to send illegal immigrants. Such a move “It’s just not going to happen.” Johnson told LBC Radio on Thursday. He did not mention the reasons for the differences between the refugees from Ukraine and other countries.
As London struggles to support Ukraine and its people in the ongoing conflict, Johnson insists, Britain has done its utmost to help them and other refugees.
“There is no country that has opened its heart more to people fleeing war and oppression around the world since 2015. No one has done more.” He said.
Currently, the two are different “Ukrainian scheme” To help the refugees, with both of them “Bound,” The Prime Minister explained. Involving a family reunion between them, Ukrainians have already been able to bring their relatives living in the UK.
“You have a very large Ukrainian community in the UK, maybe 20,000 or 30,000 people who want to bring relatives, distant relatives to the UK, we don’t mind. This is the number one scheme. “ He said.
Another is to dub the sponsorship scheme “Home for Ukrainians,” Which allows individuals and organizations to similarly provide a home for Ukrainians fleeing the conflict. The scheme is more complex than the first, Johnson acknowledged, because it requires both screening and verifying refugees. “The right home.”
“You have to make sure that at a very difficult time for Ukraine, when we don’t know the exact identities of the people who left the war theater, you have to make sure that you are also screening people.” The prime minister said Ukraine had ruled out sending refugees to Rwanda and stressed that this was something that had happened. “It’s just not going to happen.”
The controversial Rwanda project was announced last month. Under the plan, asylum seekers believed to have come to the UK illegally will be sent to African countries. “Processing.” If successful, they will be granted asylum or refugee status in the country.
The agreement has been claimed by top UK officials as one “World first,” There has been strong criticism from charities and rights groups For example, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has requested London “Rethink” The scheme opposes that “Letters and Consciousness of the Refugee Convention.”
“People who have escaped war, conflict and oppression deserve sympathy and sympathy. They should not be traded as commodities and should not be moved abroad for processing, “said Tariq al-Hashimi, the party’s secretary general. UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Jillian Triggs said.
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