Why the UK is outsourcing its refugees

Nothing is foreign29:33Why the UK is outsourcing its refugees

The UK’s plan to send refugees one-way to Rwanda sparks outrage.

In a controversial multi-million pound deal, the UK government will send asylum seekers to Rwanda instead of allowing them to stay in the UK The plan marks a major change in the way refugees are treated and could have consequences profound implications for the rest of Europe — and for thousands of refugees fleeing war and persecution.

We explain how the deal works, why thousands of lives could be at risk, why some call this immigration policy “neo-colonialism” and why critics say Rwanda is not a safe haven.


  • Bella Sankey, director of Detention Action.
  • Theogene Rudasingwa, former Rwandan Ambassador to the United States

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