Over 1000 voluntary returns from Finland this year
The number of assisted voluntary returns in August through IOM Finland was 74. The majority - or 56 returns - had Iraq as the destination country. Other destinations in August were Afghanistan and Russia, among others.
The total number of voluntary returnees during 2017 is now over 1000, 1034 to be exact. The number of countries migrants have returned to is 30.
Most of the returnees receive assistance for their reintegration into the society they are returning to, only 2 percent of returnees this year have received no support.
Most, 74 percent, have received over 900 euros in cash support. Only 1 percent have chosen to take their assistance in-kind, meaning for instance training or help to set up a business.