Thursday, October 22, 2020

IOM: Over 63,000 migrants repatriated in 2018

Featured

GIP releases inaugural annual report at second plenary meeting

The Second Plenary Meeting of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road (GIP) was held today in...

Pakistan re-elected as member UNHRC

Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes...

Indonesia to host Trade Expo Indonesia 2020 Virtually

The Government of Indonesia is once again hosting its biggest annual international business exhibition, the Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI)...
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that the number of migrants assisted by the organization in their voluntary repatriation and reintegration into their communities was 63,316 immigrants last year, 2018, a decrease of 12% compared with the number of people repatriated in 2017.

In a report by IOM issued Friday, the organization noted that this trend in the voluntary return of migrants indicates a return to normal status, after an exceptionally large number of aid from the European Economic Area and Switzerland in 2016.

Last year’s figures revealed an increase in voluntary returns from areas outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland, particularly West and Central Africa, as well as other vulnerable cases of migrants in other parts of the world.

FAO spokesman Joel Millman told a press conference in Geneva on Friday that since the launch of its voluntary repatriation program in 1979, the organization has helped 1.7 million people.

He added that 65 regional offices in the host countries of migrant or transit countries provided last year’s reintegration services to some 18,724 immigrants before leaving, explaining that about 49 percent of the total assistance to return last year reached them The other countries that sent large numbers of beneficiaries to their homes included Greece (4968 immigrants), Austria (3469 immigrants), Djibouti (3392), Belgium (2795), the Netherlands (2149) ), Morocco (1508), Turkey (1494) and finally Italy with about 958 immigrants.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that among those who chose to return to their countries, the Iraqis formed the largest unit last year with about 5561 returnees followed by Guinea (5088), Ethiopia (4792), Mali (4041), Georgia (2681).

Read also: EU asylum applications dropped to pre-immigration levels

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Latest News

New York authorities preparing for possible riots after the election

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the major American city authorities are preparing for possible unrest...

Trump: 180 million Americans would miss health care plans if Biden came to power

US President Donald Trump did not stop attacking his rival in the US presidential election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden, sending a message to Americans,...

The European Court of Human Rights condemns Turkey of violating the right to freedom of expression

The European Court of Human Rights has convicted Turkey of violating the right to freedom of expression of two university students who have been...

GIP releases inaugural annual report at second plenary meeting

The Second Plenary Meeting of the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road (GIP) was held today in Beijing, with over 130 representatives...

Pakistan re-elected as member UNHRC

Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes in the 193-member UN General...

Related News