Several thousand Iraqis have applied for refugee status in Finland, withdrew their requests and returning on 12 February, reports Reuters news Agency.
In 2015 Finland arrived more than 30 thousand people, two thirds of whom were Iraqis. The government intends to dismiss at least 20 thousand requests for refugee status.
Many Iraqis have decided to go home, without waiting decisions of the authorities. Next week will begin direct Charter flights from Finland to Baghdad, and tickets for those flights are in high demand. Not less than five thousand Iraqis going back to Iraq from Finland.
Some say that he decided to go back to their families, but most acknowledged that he was disappointed in Finland. They think that in this country it is too cold, the local population enjoys an influx of immigrants. Besides, they didn’t like Finnish cuisine.
Earlier it was reported that Swedish authorities were planning to deport nearly 80 thousand migrants who were denied refugee status.