Threat doesn't work
Position paper: Using development to apply pressure
Reducing development assistance to force countries of origin to cooperate more with the return of rejected asylum seekers is the wrong way.
In the current debate about rejected asylum seekers and how to deport them, calls across the political spectrum have increased over recent weeks, for development assistance to be withdrawn or reduced to force countries of origin to cooperate more with the return of rejected asylum seekers.
Welthungerhilfe believes that proposals of this kind are actually not an appropriate way to solve the problem, and if implemented they would in fact only exacerbate the issue.
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