49 returnees in April, total of 339 returnees in 2018
In April 2018 a total of 49 persons returned with the assistance of IOM Finland. It is a lower number compared to the year before.
Overall this year 339 migrants have returned to their countries of origin through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration -programme. Among the returned four have been victims of trafficking, two more cases in April. Of the total number of returnees (339), 83% have been adult (male 71%, female 12% ). In total of the returnees there have been 58 children. 68% of the returnees have travelled alone and 32% as a couple or family.
The majority have returned to Iraq (35 in April), but there have been returns to a total of 20 countries. Georgia and the Russian Federation are the second and third biggest countries of return.