The IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) aims at promoting orderly and humane return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host or transit countries and wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin. For migrants who need to return home but lack the means to do so, IOM’s AVRR programmes are often the only solution to their immediate plight. Beneficiaries of IOM’s assistance include:

  • Individuals whose application for asylum was rejected or withdrawn;
  • Stranded migrants;
  • Victims of trafficking, and;
  • Other vulnerable groups, including unaccompanied migrant children, or those with health-related needs.
In Algeria, IOM:

  • Conducts outreach and information dissemination to migrant communities; including referral systems through governmental and non-governmental channels;
  • Gathers information on countries of origin (CoO0 of the beneficiaries and offer individualized counselling upon return and reintegration assistance;
  • Develops post-arrival reintegration plan and skills training when/if need be;
  • Offers specialized assistance and referral services to migrants in situations of vulnerability;
  • Facilitates the issuance travel documentation, visas and exit authorization;
  • Makes the necessary travel arrangements for the beneficiaries (including, flight and transportation to departure airport);
  • Facilitates family tracing and arrangement of escorts, if required.

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