Tag Archives: Asylum Seekers

Rwanda to Receive First Batch of Refugees from Libya

Rwanda will later this week to receive the first batch of refugees evacuated from Libya
Deal-making on migration management in exchange for financial or political support is the new normal.

BY JERRY OMONDI | CGTN AFRICA

Rwanda will later this week receive the first batch of refugees stranded in Libya as part of commitment made by President Paul Kagame’s government in 2017 to help ease the migrant crisis in the North African country. Continue reading Rwanda to Receive First Batch of Refugees from Libya

Israel Cancels Plan to Deport African Migrants

Israeli plan to forcibly deport illegal African migrants ‘no longer on agenda’

Israeli government abandons plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally. (Reuters Photo)

BY MEE

The Israeli government has scrapped plans to deport tens of thousands of African migrants. The government informed the High Court of Justice on Tuesday that it decided to U-turn on its original plans after failing to secure a deal to deport the African asylum seekers to a third country. Continue reading Israel Cancels Plan to Deport African Migrants

Swiss Court: No Visible Danger in Returning Immigrant Back to Eritrea

Swiss Federal court rules that Eritrean immigrants who have left the country after completing national service and denied of asylum can be forcibly deported, as there are no evidence of danger existing in Eritrea. (Photo: REUTERS/Michael Dalder)

BY SHIMON COHEN | ARUTZ SHEVA

In a ruling issued by the Swiss Federal Court, it was determined that there is no legal impediment to forcibly deporting an Eritrean immigrant who has been denied asylum. The immigrant, a married woman in her early thirties, filed a request for asylum in Switzerland after she claimed to have deserted military service at the age of 29. Continue reading Swiss Court: No Visible Danger in Returning Immigrant Back to Eritrea

Swiss Court Tightens Asylum Criteria for Eritreans

The court said the open-door policy was unjustified.

Finally, a Swiss court has slammed shut the country’s controversial open-door, automatic asylum policy toward anyone who claim Eritrean. (AFP Photo/FABRICE COFFRINI – Edited)

By AFP,

A Swiss court has slammed shut the Alpine country’s open-door policy toward Eritreans which had automatically granted them refugee status.

In announcing its decision Thursday, the court said the lax policy was unjustified. It had also been criticised by several Swiss politicians who claimed it was being abused.

To qualify as a refugee upon arrival in Switzerland, Eritreans simply needed to say that they had left their country “illegally”. Continue reading Swiss Court Tightens Asylum Criteria for Eritreans

Refugee Crisis: Plan to Create 100,000 Jobs in Ethiopia

Ethiopia to EU: Give us $500 million to build two industrial parks that gives employment rights for 30,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia. The rest of the 70,000 jobs will be reserved to Ethiopians which are also facing their own unemployment crisis. How do you like that? (Photo: Ethiopian migrants in Sudan)

By BBC News,

Britain, the European Union and the World Bank have announced a plan to create 100,000 jobs in Ethiopia to help tackle the migrant crisis.

Two industrial parks will be built in the country at a cost of $500m.

Ethiopia, which proposed the plan, will be required to grant employment rights to 30,000 refugees.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the project would be a model for how to support poorer countries housing large numbers of migrants. Continue reading Refugee Crisis: Plan to Create 100,000 Jobs in Ethiopia

Israeli Court Clears Way to Force Asylum Seekers to Resettle

If migrants refuse to move to Uganda or Rwanda, the state has the right to jail them in a detention facility indefinitely.

By Ilan Lior | for Haaretz.com,

An Israeli court has denied a petition challenging the detention of asylum seekers who do not wish to be resettled in Uganda or Rwanda. The government has ordered the migrants to be resettled there or be detained in Israel indefinitely.

Still, the Be’er Sheva District Court recommended that the government delay its relocation policy until more information was available on the monitoring of resettled asylum seekers. Many of the migrants are from Eritrea and Sudan.  Continue reading Israeli Court Clears Way to Force Asylum Seekers to Resettle