Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) – EEA and Switzerland Monthly Report – November 2018

Although IOM’s AVRR programs continue to be the only option for migrants in vulnerable situations who want to return home but lack the means to do so, monthly reports produced by IOM’s Regional Office for the EU, EEA and NATO, show a gradual decrease in the number of migrants who chose to return home through IOM’s AVRR programmes.

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Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) – EEA and Switzerland Monthly Report – October 2018

Although IOM’s AVRR programs continue to be the only option for migrants in vulnerable situations who want to return home but lack the means to do so, monthly reports produced by IOM’s Regional Office for the EU, EEA and NATO, show a gradual decrease in the number of migrants who chose to return home through IOM’s AVRR programmes.

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Leveraging IOM Data to End Human Trafficking

One of the greatest challenges in developing targeted counter-trafficking responses and measuring their impact is the lack of reliable, high-quality data. The crime of human trafficking is complex, dynamic, and clandestine, taking place in a wide variety of contexts and often perpetrated by organized criminal networks. Historically, available data on human trafficking have been extremely limited and the data that do exist are too often isolated in silos, leading to fragmented knowledge.

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Responsible Business Conduct - Addressing exploitation in business operations and supply chains

The world’s workforce has never been more mobile. Mobility can yield enormous collective benefits for migrants and societies when undertaken in a safe and orderly way. Many migrant workers, however, continue to be exposed to exploitation and abuse when seeking employment
opportunities away from home. Globally, there are 25 million people trapped in forced labour, many of whom are migrant workers.

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Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration to Migrants in Vulnerable Situations

Migration is often perceived as a one-way journey, starting from one’s homeland to a new country of destination. The reality can be more complex, however. For some, the need to go back home is felt at a certain point, triggered by the desire to reunite with family, changed conditions in either host countries or countries of origin, or the lack of legal status and work opportunities.