Assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) - EEA an Switzerland Monthly Report - June 2018

Although IOM’s AVRR programs continue to be the only option for migrants in vulnerable situations who want to return home but do not have the means to do so, monthly reports produced by IOM show a gradual decrease in the number of migrants who chose to return through IOM’s AVRR programmes.

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AVRR Phase I - Implementation progress of the Support programme for assisted voluntary return and reintegration (27 April 2017 - 26 April 2018)

The project Assisted voluntary return and reintegration programme (AVRR) in Romania 2017 – 2020 aims to contribute to strengthen Romania’s comprehensive migration management through safe, sustainable return and socio-economic reintegration of up to 80 migrants per year by 2020.

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Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) quarterly bulletin for 2017/IV (October – December 2017)

Aproximately 16.759 migrants from 94 host countries have asked for support from IOM, worldwide, between 1 October – 31 December 2017, to return home, in 135 countries of origin. In comparison, between the previous 3 months, between 1 July – 30 September 2017, approximately 17.450 people have reached out for support from IOM to benefit from the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme. Altogether, in the last 6 months of 2017, 34.029 persons have received support to return safely to their homes. This marks a 31% decrease in comparison to the same period of time from 2016, when 49.631 persons have been supported by IOM to return home.

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Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) quarterly bulletin for 2018/ I (January - March 2018)

For migrants who need to return home but lack the means to do so, IOM’s AVRR programmes remain the only solution to their immediate plight. In the first quarter of 2018 (Jan-March), 13.509 people have received assistance through the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme. This number marks a 28% decrease from the same period of 2017, when 18.879 migrants have been assisted globally by IOM through its AVRR programmes. The decrease was mainly due to a lower volume of voluntary returns from the European Economic Area (EEA), which remains nevertheless the region from which the largest proportion of beneficiaries returned.  

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IOM has released the World Migration Report for 2018

IOM released the World Migration Report for 2018 on November 30th, 2017. The report highlights the geographic, demographic and political variations which contribute to a more nuanced understanding of global migration. The report uses key data and information on migration, based on recent migration research conducted by academics and specialists in the field of migration, in order to provide an accurate analysis of the dynamics and complexities of international migration.

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