Hostel in Rwanda for UK asylum seekers prepares to take children
World14:2225 June, 2022

Kalyango said about 20 people are employed to work at the hostel even though they do not currently have visitors

Hostel in Rwanda for UK asylum seekers prepares to take children
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The hostel in Rwanda where Britain plans to send migrants under its controversial asylum-seeker deportation policy is preparing to house children, its manager said, with the prospect of youngsters being sent there with their parents, Qazet.az reports.

Under an agreement struck in April, Britain will send tens of thousands of migrants who arrive on its shores illegally more than 6,4000 km to the East African country.

The Hope Hostel, where the asylum seekers will stay for about nine months after they arrive, is currently building a mini football pitch and a basketball court.

Elisee Kalyango, the manager of the hostel, told reporters the sports facilities are being built so children can be housed at the centre. During a visit there organised by the British government, he said they might buy outdoor toys to put on the grass nearby.

"We are ready to accept all ages," Kalyango told reporters travelling with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Rwanda for the Commonwealth summit.

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