Sudanese refugees face deportation from UK as government fails to set up safe and legal routes

Asylum seekers who resort to small boats face being criminalised and deported from UK despite conflict

Lizzie Dearden,Bel Trew
Tuesday 25 April 2023 14:19 BST
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Government looking at 'every option' to evacuate British nationals from Sudan

Sudanese refugees face being criminalised and deported from the UK because there are no safe and legal routes for most people fleeing the conflict.

The British government is not planning to set up a bespoke scheme for the country like those used for Ukraine and Afghanistan, The Independent understands, and is only evacuating British citizens and embassy staff.

Almost 4,000 Sudanese small-boat migrants have crossed the English Channel since 2020, and they are already the eighth-highest nationality using the route.

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