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Need to return home? Here’s what you have 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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A comeback in Tunisia

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

True or false?

Will Germany help you to return to your country of origin?

Yes

Yes. If you want to go back home, Germany will help you. There are various programs supported by the government to help you go back to your own country and to build up your life again there.

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True or false?

If you want to go home, will Germany send you somewhere else?

No

If you agree to leave Germany voluntarily, you can either go to your home country or to a third country if that country is willing to receive you. The rumour that Germany sends you to a third country as a transit station before you are able to go home is not true.

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