Uganda de­nies it will host mi­grants ex­pelled from Is­rael

Observer on Saturday - - News -

- Uganda on Thurs­day de­nied it had agreed to re­ceive thou­sands of African mi­grants as part a deal with Is­rael.

The de­nial came a day af­ter Is­rael launched the pro­gramme to force some 38 000 mi­grants, mainly Eritre­ans and Su­danese, to leave the coun­try.

Is­rael has not clearly said where the mi­grants will go, but tac­itly recog­nises it is too dan­ger­ous to re­turn the Su­danese and Eritre­ans home. As a re­sult, ac­cord­ing to ac­tivists in Is­rael, it has signed deals with Rwanda and Uganda,


which agree to ac­cept de­part­ing mi­grants on con­di­tion they con­sent to the ar­range­ment. Uganda, how­ever, said it had made no such deal.

MUST GO: 38 000 mi­grants, mainly Eritre­ans and Su­danese were forced to leave Is­rael.

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