In October 2018 a total of 41 persons returned voluntarily with the assistance of IOM Finland. This is a higher number than in September but a lower one compared to the same month in the previous year. Overall this year, 604 migrants have returned to their countries of origin through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme.
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.
Read more about our work with voluntary return: iom.fi/en/avrr
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