The Ministry of Emergency in Rwanda said it has received the seventh batch of 176 asylum seekers evacuated from Libya.
The new batch of arrivals which includes 102 Eritrean nationals, 62 Sudanese, five Somalis, four South Sudanese and three Ethiopians are being accommodated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the Rwandan government in a transit centre located in a town 40km (25 miles) south of the capital, Kigali.
Since September 2019, a total of 648 asylum seekers mostly from Africa countries have been transferred to Rwanda from Libya of which 462 have been resettled to Sweden, Canada, Norway, France and Belgium.
According to the UNHCR, more than 5,000 refugees and asylum seekers, including hundreds of children, are stranded in different parts of Libya hoping to make it to Europe.
It added that since 2017, almost 7,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been evacuated out of Libya.