A growing number of Iraqis are returning home from Germany, citing a lengthy asylum process, bland food, and poor shelters as reasons for leaving, the Euro New website reports today (January 28, 2016).
"My husband liked the idea of going there [to Europe]. He saw others and wanted to imitate them," said one Kurdish returnee. "The situation there was much worse than here. We spent around three months there. We got nothing. The food was bad and there was little of it ..."
The number of returnees began rising in the final months of 2015. In December, 200 Iraqis headed back home.
The increase in demand has pushed Iraqi Airways to operate three flights per week -- from Berlin, Dusseldorf, and Frankfurt.