RAF base migrants get deadline

Migrants could be returned to Lebanon.

Migrants at British RAF base on Cyprus given asylum deadline

Author: Magdalena Mis

Britain has given dozens of Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese migrants camped at its military base on Cyprus seven days to claim asylum in the country or face deportation to Lebanon, a government spokesman said on Monday.

Two fishing boats carrying 115 people came ashore at a British Royal Air Force (RAF) base on Cyprus three weeks ago, the first time in the migrant crisis that refugees have landed directly on British sovereign soil.

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Source: trust.org

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