Germany starts paying up to €1,200 to asylum-seekers who go back home

Germany has launched a program for asylum-seekers that offers up to €1,200 (almost $1,300) to applicants who voluntarily decide to go back to their home countries.

The StartHilfe Plus program, initiated by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), kicked off on Wednesday, the German Interior Ministry reported, according to DPA.

Berlin plans to allocate nearly €40 million for asylum-seekers willing to take part in the project.