Protecting and Assisting Migrants in Need - Migrant Protection and Assistance Division

IOM’s Migrant Protection and Assistance Division provides protection and assistance to migrants in need, including trafficked persons, smuggled migrants with protection needs, (rejected) asylum seekers, migrants in irregular situations, stranded migrants, unaccompanied and separated migrant children, and migrants subjected to violence, exploitation or abuse.

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Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) quarterly bulletin for 2018 / II (April – June 2018)

In the second quarter of 2018 there were 18,596 migrants assisted with AVRR from 91 host countries to 152 countries of origin. The gender distribution shows that 76% were men and 24% were women. Moreover, 21% were children and 1.7% were identified as being victims of human trafficking. In terms of victims of trafficking identified, the second quarter of 2018 witnessed a two-fold increase in numbers compared to the same period of 2017 (0.8%).

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Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) – EEA and Switzerland Monthly Report – July 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 – August 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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AVRR 2017 report - key highlights

2017 has been as a pivotal year for the International Organization for Migration (IOM). After joining the United Nations System on 19 September 2016, the Organization has actively supported the negotiation process of the Global Compact on “Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration” (GCM), which will be adopted in September 2018.

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