Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) quarterly bulletin for 2017/III (July – September 2017)

In 2017 IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration(AVRR) programme has assisted 55, 577 migrants to return to their countries of origin.

In the the third quarter of 2017 17,450 men, women and children from 95 host countries were assisted to return to 136 countries of origin. More detailed information can be accessed in the AVRR quarterly bulletin for July – September 2017 which can be accessed here. 

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IOM has been working to counter trafficking in persons since 1994 and, since that time, has assisted over 90,000 trafficked persons. IOM’s counter-trafficking programme provides a unique source of data on trafficking that is international in scope, through the collection of information obtained directly from victims of trafficking who have been assisted by IOM. For more than a decade, IOM has developed and maintained a central counter-trafficking case management tool for this data, the IOM Global Human Trafficking Database, which is the largest global  database with primary data on victims of trafficking.

The complete report available here.

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) quarterly bulletin 2017/I (1 January - 31 March 2017)

2017 has been, so far, a year of significant developments for international migration. Events in Europe and in neighbouring countries in the Mediterranean, but also in Central America, South-East Asia and Africa have once more demonstrated, too often in a tragic way, that human mobility is an unavoidable feature of contemporary world. These events have also shown that migration worldwide has reached such a scale and complexity, that effective solutions can only be formulated through a concerted response between all parties involved. In this context, return migration has gained increasing importance in the agenda of national and international policymakers around the world because of its impact on host countries, transit countries, countries of origin and of course migrants and their communities. In 2017, Assisted Volutary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) has received renewed political recognition as preferred option to manage irregular migration as part of a comprehensive approach to migration management.


Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) quarterly bulletin 2017/II (1 April - 30 June 2017)


Figures presented in this Bulletin show a decrease in the number of AVRR beneficiaries in the first semester of 2017, as compared to the same period in 2016. This is mainly due to a lower volume from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.


IOM Romania Report for 2015

In 2015, IOM Romania, through its projects, assisted over 4000 people. Third-country nationals who needed counseling and support, citizens who applied for Canadian visas, migrants who are illegally in Romania and who wanted to return home, migrant refugees in transit in Romania are just a few of the categories of migrants supported By IOM.
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