“Voluntary Returns”

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.

In the section Weekly Updates, the transfers of people from the Greek Islands to pre-removal centres on the mainland are listed, from where they are eventually returned to their countries of origin.