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    Refugees Wish They Never Came to Europe, Want to Go Home – Media

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    In a video, posted on a popular Facebook page, Iraqi refugees warn their fellow countrymen against moving to Europe, Finnish television reported on Tuesday.

    Refugees receive food upon arrival at the Tornio-Haaparanta bus station in Sweden after crossing the Finnish border on September 14, 2015
    “If you are serious about moving over here, don’t! We are already looking for ways to get back home. We wish we never came here. We paid huge sums for nothing. It was a mistake!” the migrants said in their video message, Yle TV channel reported.

    They also complained about the lack of clothing and food at refugee reception centers and high prices.

    They said that life in Europe was hard, much harder than many Iraqis think, and that being a refugee was a “terribly humiliating” experience.

    In another Arabic-language video, a man named Mustafa said that life in Iraq was much better, though more dangerous.
    “I’m definitely returning home… I want to die in my native country,” Mustafa said.

    Many social networkers suspect however, that the Finnish authorities could have a hand in the making of Tuesday’s video.

    “Something keeps telling me that this is just a PR campaign by the Finnish government, one of them wrote on Twitter.

    Finnish Foreign Minister Petteri Orpo earlier said that the government was considering closing the country’s borders amid the rising tide of migrants streaming into the European Union.

    Nearly half a million migrants have arrived in the EU countries since January, and their number is growing every day.

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