What to find out about potential migrant processing centre

The Government is reportedly contemplating reviving plans to fly individuals who arrive to the UK by unauthorised means to Ascension Island.

Multiple studies say ministers and officers are contemplating the island as a “plan B” if the scheme to ship migrants to Rwanda fails.

The small, volcanic island may host an asylum processing centre in an try to scale back the variety of small boats crossing the Channel.

– Where is Ascension Island?

Ascension Island is a British Overseas Territory, situated about 4,000 miles from the UK and located within the South Atlantic Ocean.

It is east of Brazil and west of Angola.

The island is round 807 miles northwest of St Helena and just below 34 sq. miles in measurement.

– Who lives on Ascension Island?

There isn’t any everlasting or Indigenous inhabitants on the island, slightly it’s made up of workers and their households who work on the island.

There are round 800 individuals residing on the island at any time limit, made up of St Helenians, Americans and Britons.

– What facilities are on the island?

The island has two settlements, Georgetown and Two Boats.

It has two navy bases, that are residence to the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Air Force, together with an airfield and a BBC relay station.

Ascension Island has a handful of outlets, gyms and swimming swimming pools, and even a cinema and an array of out of doors actions.

– Who governs the island?

Ascension Island shouldn’t be part of the UK, slightly it has it’s personal Constitution that it shares with St Helena and Tristan da Cunha and is self-governing. The UK is chargeable for defence, worldwide relations and safety on the island.

Ascension Island has 5 councillors and the Governor of St Helena, Nigel Phillips.

The forex on the island is the St Helena pound which has the identical value because the pound sterling.

The island was used as a base by the US throughout the Second World War and as a assist base for the RAF throughout the Falklands War.

– What is the setting like on the island?

The temperature of the island ranges from 20C to 38C with a moist season throughout January to April.

The island has the Green Mountain, which has a peak of 859 metres, in addition to low coastal areas and an array of native wildlife together with turtles, seabirds and crustaceans.

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