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Rwanda agrees deal to take in hundreds of African migrants

September 11, 2019 6:19 am

Rwanda has agreed to take in hundreds of African migrants who are currently being held in Libyan detention centres.

A joint agreement between the government, the UN refugee agency (UNHRC) and the African Union (AU) was announced on Tuesday.

An initial group of 500 people will be evacuated by aeroplane to Rwanda in the coming weeks, a statement said.

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That group, which includes children and vulnerable young people, is mainly made up of refugees from the Horn of Africa.

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