This week the Home Secretary announced a package of new measures which includes placing operational command over small boats crossings in the English Channel with the Royal Navy. These measures are intended to break the business model of the dangerous criminal gangs and prevent the tragic and unnecessary loss of life of vulnerable people in the English Channel.
In relation to Rwanda, the Home Secretary signed a new world-leading migration and economic development partnership with Rwanda. Under this partnership, those in need of protection will be given up to five years of support, including education and employment training, and help with integration, accommodation, and healthcare. The UK is supporting this investment in Rwanda over the next five years. It is boosting the Rwandan economy and increasing the opportunities of people living in Rwanda, further cementing the trading and diplomatic relationship between our countries.
There is a helpful video which includes comments from migrants and refugees who have settled in Rwanda talking about the support they have received.
🇬🇧🤝🇷🇼 This is what the new UK-Rwanda partnership is all about 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/ejZnmGJzLm— Priti Patel (@pritipatel) April 16, 2022
I also raised this matter in Parliament with the Home Secretary and this can be seen here;