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”: 7 – 13 January 2019, 3 people

Date 13th of January Number of people 3 Islands 3 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 … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 31 December 2018 – 6 January 2019, 13 people

Date 6th of January Number of people 13 Islands 3 from Chios, 3 from Samos, 1 from Leros, 6 from Kos 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: December 2018

Month December Number of people 24 Island  4 from Lesvos, 1 from Chios, 6 from Samos, 11 from Kos,  2 from other islands 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”: 24 – 30 December 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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“Voluntary Returns”: 17 – 23 December 2018, 6 people

Date 19th of December Number of people 6 Islands 2 from Lesvos, 2 from Kos, 2 from other islands 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”: 10 – 16 December 2018, 2 people

Date 13th of December Number of people 2 Islands 2 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. … Continue reading

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“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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