IOM Finland assisted 28 voluntary returnees in February 2020

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AVRR, Assisted Voluntary Return, Statistics

3.3.2020 Helsinki

In February 2020, IOM Finland assisted 28 persons to return voluntarily from Finland to their countries of origin. Most beneficiaries returned voluntarily to Iraq, Russian Federation and Greece.

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.

Read more about our work with voluntary return: iom.fi/en/avrr

 

For more information, please contact IOM Finland:

Phone +358 (0)9 684 1150 or e-mail: iomhelsinki@iom.int

Media inquiries: +358 (0)9 684 11503 or mediaiomhelsinki@iom.int

Assisted voluntary return and reintegration statistics of February 2020.