Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration – 2017 Key Highlights
In 2017, 72,176 migrants benefited from IOM’s assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR). When it comes to sex distribution, 68% are male and 32% are female.
Germany is the country from where most AVRR beneficiaries returned – 29,522. Some 46,000 returnees received reintegration assistance.
AVRR programmes provide administrative, logistic and financial support to migrants who decide to return home, but lack the means to do so. This includes individual counselling and is often complemented by reintegration assistance to help beneficiaries rebuild their lives within the communities to which they return.
Beneficiaries of AVRR programmes may include all the migrants wishing and being able to return home, irrespective of their legal status, as well as asylum seekers who decide not to pursue their claims or who are found not to be in need of international protection. AVRR assistance can also be provided to migrants in vulnerable situations, such as victims of trafficking, unaccompanied migrant children or migrants with health-related needs.
Last year IOM has consolidated its partnership with host countries, transit countries and countries of origin within the Framework of the EU-IOM External Actions in Support of Migrant Protection and Reintegration.
Based on tripartite effort between the EU, IOM and its African, Asian and European partner states, these programmes provide life-saving assistance to migrants along migration routes, contribute to enhancing migrant protection and support an integrated approach towards sustainable reintegration in over 25 countries in Africa and Asia.
Complete text of 2017 key highlights can be found at https://bit.ly/2Ju22mP.