Each year, thousands of Iraqis return after being unable to remain in Europe. This is because they started irregular migration journeys without accurate information about their chances of settling in Europe and the realities of life there. They lost money and time and put themselves at great risk while on the journey.
Many Iraqi migrants assume that they will immediately receive refugee status, access to financial and material support from European governments and find a job easily, but this is not true. Many European countries have tightened their immigration laws and the chances of gaining refugee status as an Iraqi are getting smaller.
This collection of first-hand, reliable information aims to fill information gaps and enable potential migrants to make informed decisions about whether migration to Europe is a good option for them.