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Government starts to send first asylum seekers Rwanda deportation notices 


The first flight to Rwanda carrying asylum seekers denied entry to the UK is scheduled to leave next month, the Home Office said.

Officials have started giving final notice to the first group of people to be sent the east African nation under the new deportation scheme.

The Home Office had already informed dozens of migrants that they were being considered for removal and is now handing out Removal Direction notices. The ministry said officials were working to ensure individuals are given the “appropriate support” ahead of departure

The first flight has been set for 14 June, although it is unclear if all those handed notices will be onboard. The removal notices are the last administrative hurdle to the deportations but people who receive them can challenge them in court

The government has said those sent to Rwanda will be given support, including up to five years of training to help with integration, accommodation, and healthcare.