AVRR

IOM Finland assisted 25 voluntary returnees in October 2019

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 assisted 29 voluntary returnees in September

IOM Finland assisted 29 persons to return voluntary from Finland to their countries of origin.2.10.2019

In September 2019, IOM Finland assisted 29 persons to return voluntarily from Finland to their countries of origin. The numbers of voluntary returnees are approximately at the same level as in the previous year at this time. Similarly to the past months, most beneficiaries in September returned to Iraq.

 

IOM Finland assisted 35 voluntary returnees in August

4.9.2019

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

 

IOM Finland assisted 40 voluntary returnees in June 2019

AVRR statistics Jan-June 20193.7.2019

In June 2019, a total of 40 persons returned voluntarily with the assistance of IOM Finland. The number is lower than in the previous month and also lower compared to the same month last year. Most of the beneficiaries returned to Iraq.

 

Over 500 migrants have applied for voluntary return this year

In June 2018 a total of 51 persons returned voluntarily with the assistance of IOM Finland. This is a lower number than in May and also compared to the same month in the previous year. Overall this year, 447 migrants have returned to their countries of origin through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme.

Reintegration support – a chance for migrants to start a new life

English

Return migration is not only flying back home. A flight of a few hours might change the physical location of the returnee but adjusting mentally to being back takes much more time. Reintegration should not be counted in hours but in weeks and months. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to successful reintegration, comprehensive support helps restarting the life back home.

Almost 400 hundred migrants have returned with assistance of IOM Finland this year

In May 2018 a total of 58 persons returned with the assistance of IOM Finland. There is a slight increase compared to the previous month this year but it is a lower number compared to the year before.

Return programme in Iceland continues

IOM Finlands assists voluntary returnees from Finland and Iceland.

IOM Finland and the Icelandic authorities have agreed to continue their cooperation on migrant returns. IOM Finland will continue to provide Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) services to eligible migrants who wish to return home from Iceland at least until January of 2020.

49 returnees in April, total of 339 returnees in 2018

In April 2018 a total of 49 persons returned with the assistance of IOM Finland. It is a lower number compared to the year before. Overall this year 339 migrants have returned to their countries of origin through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration -programme. Among the returned four have been victims of trafficking, two more cases in April.