Since 2016, IOM Finland has been providing Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) assistance to returnees from Iceland in cooperation with the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration (IDI). While the project provides capacity building for Icelandic counterparts, its main focus in on assisting the returnees. Project assists, among others, asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, unaccompanied migrant children and other migrants considered vulnerable.
The assistance provided to the returnees include pre-departure counselling, acquisition of travel documents, assistance in registering children born in Iceland, travel arrangements to the final destination, transit and arrival assistance, escort services (medical or operational) when needed and special arrangement for vulnerable individuals.
In addition, returnees are assisted at the Reykjavik airport upon departure and provided with pre-departure cash payment from IDI. Some beneficiaries also receive reintegration support after their return, which is paid by the IOM office in the country of return.
For more information, contact IOM Finland: [email protected]