IOM Finland assisted 35 voluntary returnees in August

AVRR, Assisted Voluntary Return, Voluntary Return, Statistics


In August 2019, IOM Finland assisted 35 persons to return voluntarily to their home countries.

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 August, approximately 50% of the returnees received in-kind support. This is a significant increase compared to last year's figures at the same time, when only 8 % of the returnees had benefited of the 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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39 persons returned voluntarily with the assistance of IOM Finland in July 2019