France offers refugees 2,500 euros to voluntarily deport themselves
November 26, 2016  00:05
The French government is offering 2,500 (Rs 1.8 lakh) to refugees who voluntarily leave and return to their own countries if they do so before the end of the year.

France presented the offer as "a form of compensation for refugees and migrants who have made the journey to Europe, saying they are eligible for the payment if they leave the country before 31 December.

The offer, branded as an "incentive" by immigration officials, reportedly comes with a series of added benefits including a paid-for air fare and the opportunity for some refugees to be granted up to 10,000 (Rs 7.26 lakh) of financial aid in setting up employment when they return.
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