IOM Finland assisted 25 voluntary returnees in October 2019

AVRR, Assisted Voluntary Return, Voluntary Return, Statistics

11.11.2019 Helsinki

In October 2019, IOM Finland assisted 25 persons to return voluntarily from Finland to their countries of origin. This is slightly a lower number than in the same month previous year. In 2019, most beneficiaries returned voluntarily from Finland to Iraq, Russian Federation and Georgia.

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. In 2019 from January to October, more than 50% of the returnees received in-kind support.

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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