Almost 300 persons have returned with IOM this year
From the beginning of the year 290 persons have returned to their countries of origin through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration -programme. The majority, 231 persons, have returned to Iraq, but there have been returns to a total of 18 countries.
Georgia and the Russian Federation are the second and third biggest countries of return.
In March 2018 a total of 93 persons returned with the assistance of IOM Finland. It is a lower number compared to the year before.
Ot the 290 persons who have returned two have been victims of trafficking and one has been an unaccompanied minor (under 19 years). Nine cases have been so called aged-out-minors, persons who have arrived as minors but are now between 18 and 21 years of age.