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Check the facts – here’s what migrants need to know

True or false?

Has The Gambia signed a deportation agreement with Germany?

No

Media reports that German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has signed an agreement with Gambian President Adama Barrow for 1,500 Gambians to be returned from Germany to The Gambia are not true. Both the German Foreign Office and the President's Office confirmed that there is no such treaty. Also, Gambian information minister Demba Jawo also clarified that The Gambia signed no agreement to accept Gambian returnees.

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Fact check: can money guarantee a safe passage?

Many people believe that if they spend a lot of money to migrate illegally to Europe, they are guaranteed a safe passage. But is this true?

A comeback in Tunisia

Returnees from Europe find jobs through a German-Tunisian advisory centre

True or false?

Is it true that everyone gets an extra €3,000 when returning home from Germany?

No

NO. This assistance is targeted towards rejected asylum seekers returning to specific countries of origin. For example, people from the Western Balkans, such as Albania and Kosovo, are not eligible. It is only available from December 2017 to February 2018. Families receive up to €3,000; individuals up to €1,000. This assistance is not paid in cash but given in kind.

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True or false?

Greek refugee passport = full healthcare in Germany?

No

Registered refugees in Greece can apply for a blue refugee passport that allows them to travel to other European countries including Germany for up to 90 days without a visa, but only if they have enough money for their stay and return trip. And even then, they are not entitled to full medical services or asylum in Germany.

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Jobs in Jordan refugee camp

In Zaatari, people start to earn a living. Some hope to endure, so that they can return home.

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