IOM Finland assisted 27 voluntary returnees in December 2018

8 January 2019

In December 2018, a total of 27 persons returned voluntarily with the assistance of IOM Finland. This is a higher number than in the previous month but a lower one compared to the same month last year. In 2018, IOM Finland assisted 646 migrants to return voluntarily to 40 different countries of origin.

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 are given in-kind-support like training.

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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