Published 22.08.2019

Abu Sabaa’s journey back to Iraq

Abu Sabaa came to Finland three years ago before deciding to return to Iraq. When we met with Abu Sabaa in Finland, he was convinced that there is no logic in waiting any more. Instead Abu Sabaa wanted to go back to see his family and children. Abu Sabaa was hopeful that the change in Iraq would bring about more stability and peace, and applied for voluntary return.

Read more

Published 12.07.2019

Mhammad and Hasan tell about return and deportation

Is there really a difference between return and deportation? We know that there is, our returnees know that there is, now what about you? Listen to our returnees talk about it.

Read more

Published 05.06.2019

Have you been lied to?

You heard rumours about Finland and Europe, but were they true? Many of our returnees tell about the differences of what they heard and what they saw in this video.

Read more

Published 18.04.2019

Hasan’s return

Like many young Iraqis, Hasan came to Finland in 2015. After a while in Finland and after the security situation in Iraq became calmer, Hasan made the decision to return home to be near his family. Watch his story.

Read more

Published 20.03.2019

Rebuilding Iraq

Iraq moved from a conflict phase to a reconstruction phase. How can investors help rebuild Iraq? How can Iraq's own engineers and experts contribute to its reconstruction and bring it back to prosperity? Our returnees Um Mhammad, Suhaib, Abu Mhammad, Abu Sabaa, Mhammad, and Karrar have seen the situation with their own eyes after their return. Watch the video and see what they think.

Read more

Published 04.03.2019

Yaser and Mustafa tell about return and deportation

Many do not know if there is any difference between voluntary and forced return. In this video, Yaser and Mustafa share their opinions about the two.

Read more

Published 05.02.2019

Is Iraq safer now?

What is the proof that the situation in Iraq is better? It's that we were there and discussed with returnees. That is what our returnee Mhammad says in this video. In addition, Abu Sabaa, Hasan, Yaser, Omar, Mhammad, Ammar, and Abu Mhammad share their evaluation of the security situation upon returning to Iraq.

Read more

Published 01.02.2019

Feelings after return

How does returning home feel? Our returnees Abu Sabaa, Suhaib, Mustafa, Ahmad, and Shadha share their feelings and concerns after return. Abu Mhammad and Um Mhammad, as well as their children tell us whether they would leave Iraq if they could go back in time. Lobna from IOM Iraq, one of the Finnish Immigration Service's service providers, shares how returnees usually deal with return.

Read more

Published 01.02.2019

Fadumo and Farah

Fadumo and Farah returned after many years in Europe and they both started businesses afterwards. How did returning home to Somaliland feel for them? How did their families feel about their return? Watch this video to know part of their story.

Read more

Published 01.02.2019

Stories of Return | 2018

We were told that we should let returnees tell about voluntary return, so we did just that.

Read more