Category Archives: “voluntary return”

The number of people who agree to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of the IOM is significantly higher than the number of deportations to Turkey since the EU-Turkey statement. Between June 2016, when the Greek the AVRR program came into force, and May 2018, over 10.000 people have been returned according tot the program. In this section we will investigate and publish information about the AVRR program through weekly updates.

The post The Myths of Voluntary Returns gives an in-depth analysis of the impact of the AVRR program in Greece.

“Voluntary Returns”: 3 – 9 December 2018, 16 people

Date 9th of December Number of people 16 Islands 2 from Lesvos, 1 from Chios, 6 from Samos, 7 from Kos source   These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns” overview: November 2018

Month November Number 111 Island  17 from Lesvos, 16 from Chios, 47 from Samos, 30 from Kos, 1 from Leros These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 26 November – 2 December 2018, 13 people

Date 1st of December 2nd of December Number of people 2 11 Islands 2 from Kos source 1 from Chios, 10 from Samos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 19 – 25 November 2018, 51 people

Date 22th of November 23rd of November 25th of November Number 9 9 33 Islands 1 from Leros, 8 from Kos source   9 from Chios source 10 from Lesvos, 23 from Samos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 12 – 18 November 2018, 25 people

Date 14th of November 17th of November Numbers 14 11 Islands 7 from Lesvos, 7 from Chios source 11 from Kos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 5 – 11 November 2018

There were no transfers of people, who signed the “voluntary” return. These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of the IOM. From the Greek … Continue reading

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4 November 2018, Greek Islands – Greek Mainland (Transfer of “Voluntary Returns”)

Date 4th of November 2018 Number 24 Island  24 from Samos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of the IOM. From the … Continue reading

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2 November 2018, Greek Islands – Greek Mainland (Transfer of “Voluntary Returns”)

Date 2nd of November 2018 Number 11 Island  11 from Kos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of the IOM. From the … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns” overview: October 2018

Month October Number 69 Island  23 from Lesvos, 8 from Chios, 18 from Samos, 20 from Kos These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) … Continue reading

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28 October 2018, Greek Islands – Greek Mainland (Transfer of “Voluntary Returns”)

Date 28th of October 2018 Number 1 Island  1 from Kos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of the IOM. From the … Continue reading

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