In 2014 IOM in Slovakia helped 57 migrants to return to 20 home countries

From January until the end of 2014, IOM helped 57 migrants who could not or did not want to stay in Slovakia, who decided to return home and asked IOM for assistance with assisted voluntary return. Most migrants have returned to Vietnam, Ukraine and India. For the first time since 2004, IOM assisted with the voluntary return of migrants to Kenya, Mexico and Nigeria. As a result, the number of countries to which migrants have returned from Slovakia with IOM increased to 57 and the number of returned migrants to 1,166.

Within the IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (AVRR), IOM provides migrants with assistance in returning home. In 2014, IOM provided reintegration assistance worth € 43,327.51 in total to 29 individuals or entire families who returned with IOM to Afghanistan, Brazil, Georgia, China, India, Iraq, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Namibia, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam. This support was mostly used for setting up small business start-ups and for covering the migrants’ basic needs – material assistance and temporary accommodation.

Read more: Statistics of the AVRR Programme from 2004.

Success stories

Films - Stories of migrants

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Voluntary Return and Reintegration in Country of Origin (Individual Project).

This project is co-funded by the European Union from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Internal Security Fund.

Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegrations
International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia