Now in its 41st year, IOM's AVRR program is part of the organization's core mission, and since 1979 it has provided support to over 1.7 million people.
Of the 63,316 migrants assisted last year, 30,919 individuals, or 49 percent of all AVRR beneficiaries, were reached by IOM in two countries, Germany and Niger.
(215) In contrast, its AVRR
pilot program led to just over 3,000 removals before it was discontinued due to limited effectiveness and high cost per removal.
The training workshops, part of IOM's European Union-funded 'Regional Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme for Stranded Migrants in Egypt and Libya (RAVEL)' project, focused on the basics of AVRR
for DCIM staff working with migrants at the Tweisha Centre - a transit facility for irregular migrants apprehended in Libya - and at Tripoli International Airport.
assistance brings a complementary option for stranded or vulnerable migrants to return home in dignity and safety with the opportunity to reintegrate sustainably in their home communities, says Lado Gvilava, IOM Turkeys Chief of Mission.
We are reviewing hundreds of pending AVRR
cases at our ad-hoc transit centres in Bamako and will resume our efforts once we are satisfied that the assistance is being provided to the people who are most in need, Bombassei added.
Additional Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR
) information has also been added to the app.
These valuable partnerships established between IOM and these stakeholders have contributed to the safe implementation of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR
) programme from start to finish.
Gianluca Rocco, IOM Chief of Mission in Greece, explained that reintegration support is an essential component of IOMs Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR
) projects because it further strengthens a cooperative, humanitarian approach for people who have decided to return home from Greece.
The return assistance, under IOMs Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR
) programme, was funded by the European Union and facilitated by the Bangladeshi Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan Directorate for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM), and IOM missions in Tripoli and Dhaka.
Hlengiwe Mkhize, to discuss IOMs support to South Africas Border Management Authority, migration data management, collaboration on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR
), regional cooperation on issues related to migration, including the recent White Paper on International Migration for South Africa.
A GBP 2 million British government-funded two-year Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR
) project implemented by IOM, in close cooperation with the Greek Government, was launched in Athens last week.