IOM Information Campaign on the islands of Leros


Tuesday, 6 June, 2017

06/06/2017

 

 

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On Thursday, June 8, the Chief of IOM Mission in Greece, Daniel Esdras, accompanied by members of the Greek Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will travel to Leros Island, in the context of the program "The implementation of assisted voluntary returns including reintegration measures."

IOM Greece carries out an information campaign on the islands of the North Sea in order to discuss and broaden ways of cooperation with local authorities and representatives of civil society. The campaign aims to continue the successful implementation of the program.

IOM office in Greece plays an important role on the world map of Voluntary Return and Reintegration programmes, having helped more than 35,000 third-country nationals to return home in safety and dignity since 2010. In addition, from the begging of June 2016 since the end of May 2017, 5,944 third country nationals have voluntarily returned to their countries of origin. Amongst them, 1,236 have voluntarily returned from the islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Leros, Kos and Crete.

The programme is implemented by IOM Greece in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, 75% of which is financed by European funds (Fund Asylum, Immigration and Integration) and 25% by national resources.

 

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