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Migration is a life decision – get the facts first

True or false?

Will your relatives have to pay to free you from capture?

Yes

Unfortunately, there are many places on the route towards Europe where people might take advantage of you. Kidnappings by criminals to demand ransom are common. They only let you go if your family pays for your freedom. The amount could be as high as the money you initially had available for the journey. Many migrants have experienced violence and extortion on their way. This may happen several times along your way.

True or false?

Will you get a welcome payment?

No

Contrary to rumours and misinformation deliberately spread by human traffickers, Germany does not provide a welcome payment. By spreading such lies, human traffickers just want to attract more clients. They knowingly put people’s lives in danger.

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