Construction of new homes for deportees in Rwanda launched

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The foundation stone has been laid for the construction of new homes for deportees in Rwanda. According to Rwanda’s Infrastructure Ministry, the project will have more than 500 housing units that will house migrants from the UK.

It is said that the units will be developed under the UK deportation deal. The deal also covers the construction of recreational amenities and an early childhood development center.

The sod-cutting event, according to Suella Braverman, is a huge step forward for Rwanda in expanding its existing capacity to house refugees. It is also seen as a huge step in offering humanitarian relief to thousands of people across the country.

The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom described the master plan of the new homes for deportees in Rwanda as a good illustration of high-quality housing. According to her, the homes will feature a variety of units of varying sizes to accommodate different family sizes.

Commitment to building new homes for deportees in Rwanda and deportation arrangement

Braverman met with Rwanda’s Foreign Minister, Vincent Biruta, in the country’s capital, Kigali. This came soon after landing in the country. She reaffirmed the commitment of her government to the deportation arrangement that was struck last year.

According to her, the two countries agreed to an addendum to the initial agreement. The agreement would see an increase in the provision of assistance to people being relocated to Rwanda. Additionally, it will allow Britain to relocate anyone who arrives unlawfully.

In April 2022, her predecessor, Priti Patel, reached an agreement that called for sending undocumented immigrants as well as asylum seekers to Rwanda. Their cases will reportedly be processed there.

Braverman recently stated that the government had initiated talks with the ECHR. This comes after intervening last year to prevent plans to deport some asylum seekers to Rwanda in the face of opposition.

The five-year agreement, which the British government hopes will help curb migrants from making the hazardous journey over the English Channel on small boats, required the UK to pay Rwanda €120 million ($146 million) upfront.