Belgium & Germany: Iraqi migrants in despair of bureaucracy and far-right violence heading home

“Iraqi migrants, fed up with the long asylum application process, far-right violence and paltry conditions at temporary shelters in Germany, returned back to Iraq on 27 January. Women, children and men arrived in the northern Kurdish city of Erbil on one-way travel documents issued by the Iraqi Embassy in Berlin.

Belgian migration minister Theo Francken said a growing number of migrants were volunteering for repatriation, particularly since September 2015. Last year 3870 people, including 1014 Iraqis were sent back to their home country, against only 57 in the whole 2014, according to the IOM.”


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