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 June 2019, 1 person

Date 9th of June Number of People 1 Islands 1 from Chios 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 … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns” overview: May 2019

Month May Number of People 49 Islands 20 from Lesvos, 5 from Chios, 19 from Samos, 4 from Kos, 1 from Leros (different tables from here) These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 27 May – 2 June 2019

There were no transfers of people, who signed the “voluntary” return.

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“Voluntary Returns”: 20 – 26 May 2019, 2 people

Date 21st of May Number of People 2 Islands 2 from Chios 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 … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 13 – 19 May 2019, 20 people

Date 14th of May 19th of May Number of People 15 5 Islands 4 from Lesvos, 10 from Chios, 1 from Leros source 5 from Kos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 6 – 12 May 2019, 8 people

Date 8th of May 12th of May Number of People 3 5 Islands 2 from Kos, 1 from Leros source 5 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”: 29 April – 5 May 2019

There were no transfers of people, who signed the “voluntary” return.

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“Voluntary Returns” overview: April 2019

Month April Number of People 49 Islands 20 from Lesvos, 5 from Chios, 19 from Samos, 4 from Kos, 1 from Leros 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”: 22 – 28 April 2019

There were no transfers of people, who signed the “voluntary” return.

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“Voluntary Returns”: 15 – 21 April 2019, 26 people

Date 16.04. 17.04. 18.04. 21.04. Number of People 2 5 10 9 Islands 2 from Chios source 5 from Lesvos source 10 from Samos source 4 from Lesvos, 1 from Chios, 4 from Kossource These people agreed to “voluntary” return … Continue reading

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