Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR)
Assisted voluntary return and reintegration is one of many migration management services IOM offers to migrants and governments. It aims at orderly, humane and cost-effective return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host countries and wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin. Pre-departure counseling as well as medical counselling, transportation and post-arrival assistance is provided to unsuccessful asylum seekers, migrants in an irregular situation, migrants stranded in transit, stranded students and other persons under similar circumstances.
IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) and Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programs support Sudanese Nationals returning to Sudan under AVR and AVRR. Reintegration assistance provided under AVRR can include counseling or medical assistance upon return, a reintegration grant to set up a small business, vocational training or job placement and education as well as follow-up monitoring. In 2015 alone, 261 Sudanese nationals returned to Sudan with IOM assistance from nineteen countries. 161 of them also received a reintegration grant to help them get started with their new lives in Sudan. Between 2005 and 2015, IOM has assisted the return and reintegration of a total of 1,062 Sudanese migrants to Sudan. IOM also assists migrants in Sudan who are unwilling or unable to remain in Sudan to return to their countries of origin.
In addition, IOM Sudan has provided reception and arrival assistance to over 20,000 Sudanese nationals caught up in crisis, including returns from Algeria (56), Chad (20) Egypt (134) Libya (704) Tunisia (16,942) Syria (977) Central African Republic (110) and Yemen.