Rwandan government to sign an agreement to host 500 refugees from Libya.
The Rwandan government will today sign an agreement to host 500 refugees from Libya.
The deal will be signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between the Government, the African Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.
This follows a commitment by the Government in 2017 to host African refugees trapped in Libya, as European nations stepped up migrant controls.
The Memorandum of Understanding will, among other objectives, establish the working terms and conditions for an Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Rwanda.
The mechanism will serve as a safe pathway for refugees, asylum-seekers and other persons in need of protection who are currently trapped in Libya or face serious protection risks.