UNHCR ‘strongly’ opposes UK-Rwanda offshore migration process deal
According to news reports, UK Prime Minister Boris Jones has said the ખર્ચ 160 million plan will “save countless lives” from human trafficking, and will often pass treacherous waters between the south of England and the French coast, known as the English Channel.
“The UNHCR strongly opposes any attempt to relocate refugees and asylum seekers to third countries in the absence of adequate security and standards.” Said the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection of UNHCRGillian Triggs describes mechanisms such as transferring asylum responsibilities and avoiding international obligations that are “contrary to the letter and spirit of”. Refugee Convention”
Stand in unity
The UNHCR urged both countries to reconsider the plan, warning that instead of preventing refugees from traveling at risk, the arrangement of exclusion would only increase the risks, causing refugees to seek alternative routes, and increasing the pressure on migrants to pass through to further states.
While Rwanda has provided generously protected shelters to refugees fleeing decades of conflict and oppression, most people live in camps with limited access to economic opportunities.
The UNHCR stressed that rich nations must show solidarity in supporting Rwanda and the refugees it already hosts, and not otherwise.
“People fleeing war, conflict and oppression deserve compassion and empathy, ”Ms. Triggs underscored. “They should not be traded as commodities and should not be transferred abroad for processing.”
The UNHCR said in a statement that the UK has a responsibility to ensure access to asylum seekers – those who are considered refugees and return safely to their country of origin, who have no legal basis to stay.
However, Britain is instead adopting systems that shift the responsibility to others, thus threatening the international refugee protection regime that has stood the test of time and saved millions of lives over the decades.
Manage the sanctuary
The agency notes that the UK has often supported the UNHCR, making significant contributions to helping protect refugees and supporting countries in conflicts, including Ukraine.
However, overseas financial assistance for the refugee crisis does not replace the states’ obligation to receive asylum seekers and protect refugees on their own territory – regardless of race, nationality or mode of arrival, the UN agency stressed.
While the UNHCR recognizes the challenges posed by forced displacement, it maintains that developed countries host only a fraction of the world’s refugees and have the capacity to handle asylum claims humanely, justly and efficiently.
There is no external shelter
In the past, the UNHCR has also spoken out against Australia’s migration offshore processing policy, which involves redirecting people to travel to the Pacific island of Nauru, thousands of kilometers away.
UNHCR has He clarified It does not support the exclusion of asylum seekers by countries that include measures to relocate asylum seekers and refugees to other nations, where there is insufficient security to protect their rights, or where this leads to relocation rather than sharing responsibilities for their protection.