IOM Finland assisted 19 voluntary returnees in January 2020

AVRR, Assisted Voluntary Return, Statistics

5.2.2020 Helsinki

In January 2020, IOM Finland assisted 19 migrants to return voluntarily to their countries of origin. Most beneficiaries returned voluntarily to Iraq, Greece and Russian Federation.

IOM Finland's assistance to voluntary returnees from Finland is based on an agreement with the Finnish Immigration Service, Migri. Returnees can be granted either cash grants to help them reintegrate or in-kind-support such as assistance for starting a micro business.

According to IOM, voluntary return should always be the preferred mode of return, as it is the most sustainable alternative in view of the reintegration of migrants.

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Assisted voluntary return and reintegration statistics of January 2020.