During the first eight months of this year, altogether 1224 persons chose to return voluntarily to their homeland with Norwegian economic support, a new record.
An increasing number of asylum seekers who have been denied asylum in Norway, now choose to return home voluntarily. One reason is the generous economic state support, NRK reports. We are satisfied with this development, but the potential for voluntary return is still great, says Ida Børresen, director of the State Aliens Office (UDI).
The increase from the same period last year is 20 per cent.