Return

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.

 

 

Almost 300 persons have returned with IOM this year

 

From the beginning of the year 290 persons have returned to their countries of origin through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration -programme. The majority, 231 persons, have returned to Iraq, but there have been returns to a total of 18 countries.

Almost 200 returns during the first two months of 2018

Over the first two months of the year 2018 almost 200 hundred persons chose to return to their countries of origin from Finland through IOM's programme for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR). Of these, 161 persons returned to Iraq.

Turvallisuus ja paluun vapaaehtoisuus herättivät keskustelua

Finnish

Vapaaehtoisen paluun ohjelma on viime aikoina herättänyt runsaasti keskustelua niin Suomessa kuin muuallakin Euroopassa, ja IOM:n Suomen-toimisto päätti avata vuoropuhelun kansalaisyhteiskunnan kanssa järjestämällä keskustelun asiasta.

Helsingissä marraskuussa järjestettyyn keskusteluun osallistui kaiken kaikkiaan parisenkymmentä henkilöä, IOM:n edustajat mukaan lukien. Mukaan oli kutsuttu sekä järjestöjä että aktivisteja.