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”: 8 – 14 April 2019, 1 person

Date 14th of April Number of People 1 Islands 1 from Leros 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”: 1 – 7 April 2019, 22 people

Date 2nd of April 7th of April Number of People 2 20 Islands 2 from Chios source 11 from Lesvos, 9 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” overview: March 2019

Month March Number of People 45 Islands 12 from Lesvos, 12 from Chios, 5 from Samos, 16 from Kos These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 25 – 31 March 2019, 6 people

Date 25th of March 31st of March Number of People 5 1 Islands 5 from Samos source 1 from Kos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 18 – 24 March 2019, 11 people

Date 22nd of March 23rd of March Number of people 10 1 Islands 10 from Lesvos source 1 from Chios source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 11 – 17 March 2019, 7 people

Date 15th of March 17th of March Number of people 1 6 Islands 1 from Chios source 6 from Kos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 4 – 10 March 2019, 16 people

Date 8th of March 9th of March Number of people 10 6 Islands 10 from Chios source 6 from Kos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 25 February – 3 March 2019, 5 people

Date 1st of March 3rd of March Number of people 2 3 Islands 2 from Lesvos source 3 from Kos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns” overview: February 2019

Month February Number of People 31 Islands 8 from Samos, 20 from Kos, 3 from Chios These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 18 – 24 February 2019, 11 people

Date 18th of February 20th of February Number of people 8 3 Islands 8 from Kos source 3 from Chios source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary … Continue reading

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