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CAFOD responds to Court of Appeal ruling on sending asylum seekers to Rwanda

29 June 2023

CAFOD has responded to the Court of Appeal ruling the Home Office’s plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda unlawful.

Aisha Dodwell, the head of campaigns for the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, CAFOD, said:

“The government’s plans to send people seeking safety to Rwanda are not only immoral, but have now proven to be unlawful.

“It is time for the government to look again at its shameful policy and its treatment of migrants and refugees. As Pope Francis has made clear, the world needs to show maximum respect for the dignity of each migrant by building bridges, not walls, as well as providing routes for safe and regular migration.”


CAFOD is the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of one of the largest aid networks in the world.