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Anxious watch for asylum seekers within the UK

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An Eritrean asylum seeker waits anxiously in London to know if she goes to be deported to Rwanda.

The story of 23 12 months outdated Hayat (false title, Ed.) echoes that of many others who’ve arrived in Britain in search of a greater life.

“Once I take into consideration Rwanda, I can’t sleep at evening as a result of I’ve a number of issues in my life earlier than, and now comes a brand new drawback”. (…) “I believe it’s not a secure nation, I don’t know. I don’t have any thought about Rwanda, what’s Rwanda, secure, not secure, I don’t have any thought”, she stated. 

Final 12 months a document of greater than 45,000 refugees arrived within the UK illegally crossing the Channel by boat.

The UK authorities has signed a take care of Rwanda to fly unlawful arrivals there earlier than their asylum claims are even thought-about.

“I’ve travelled from Eritrea to Sudan by foot and from Sudan to Egypt, then from Egypt to Italy, then from Italy to Switzerland, then from Switzerland to France, then from France to UK and now I’m drained. I don’t have energy (power, Ed.) to go to a different nation, a brand new nation, a brand new life, I believe it’s completed for me. I don’t have energy, no energy to do something”, she lamented.

This week, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak offered a five-point record of guarantees for 2023, together with a pledge to “cease the boats”.