IOM Finland assisted 23 voluntary returnees in December 2019

AVRR, Assisted Voluntary Return, Statistics

2.1.2020 Helsinki

In December 2019, IOM Finland assisted 23 persons to return voluntarily from Finland to their countries of origin. This is a slightly lower number than in the same month previous year. In 2019, IOM Finland assisted a total number of 391 beneficiaries to return voluntarily from Finland to 35 countries of origin. Most beneficiaries returned voluntarily to Iraq, Russian Federation and Georgia. 

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.

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