voluntary return

The first anchor center in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt opened in July 2019 | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/M. Balk
After he returned home from Spain in 2014, Issa started an agricultural business that now has about 15 employees | Photo: Leslie Carretero
Image credit: IOM 2019
Afghan refugees in Iran | Photo: Picture Alliance / Ton Koene
In 2017 and 2018 combined, only 665 people applied for financial support for their "voluntary departure" back to Syria | EPA/Nabil Mounzer
Migrants across Europe say they face discrimination | Photo: Imago
Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa
Many people oppose forced returns, which cost Germany more than €8 billion last year
Due to the ongoing security threat, the IOM currently does not support voluntary returns to Syria | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa
Aisha, 28, moments before returning home to Nigeria on a Voluntary Humanitarian Return flight from Libya. Credit: Mohamed Hmouzi/IOM
Returnees registering for job placement in The Gambia. Credit: IOM
In Tripoli, migrants wait at the airport to be sent home by the IOM in 2017 | Photo: Imago