The threat of deportation to Rwanda is ‘harming the health of UK asylum applicants.’
Threats by ministers to transfer illegal migrants to Rwanda are harming asylum seekers, according to two major refugee organizations.
Despite acknowledging that LGBTQ+ migrants may face persecution in Rwanda, the Home Office wants to airlift them 4,000 kilometers to the capital, Kigali.
According to Mike Adamson, chief executive of the British Red Cross, recent decisions have made individuals feel less secure and welcome in the UK.
A Rwandan asylum seeker in south-east England phoned the Red Cross, afraid he might be deported back to Rwanda. An Afghan guy in temporary accommodation in the east Midlands went into hiding as well.
According to the Refugee Council, young, vulnerable children are suffering from significant mental health concerns, and self-harm has been recorded. They are concerned that the government would deport them to Rwanda.
According to the research, there were concerns about the treatment of certain LGBTQI+ persons in Rwanda, but investigations show that the bad treatment was not isolated.
According to the government’s assessment of Rwanda’s human rights record, there are “not significant reasons” to think that persons in Rwanda will face torture or cruel or degrading treatment. Human Rights Watch, on the other hand, believes such evaluation is unreasonable.
In times of crisis, the UK has welcomed hundreds of thousands of individuals via lawful asylum channels and has offered assistance to refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine.
The asylum system in the United Kingdom is dysfunctional, and criminals exploit vulnerable individuals via unlawful smuggling methods. Rwanda will assist in breaking this enterprise and saving lives.