IOM is continuing its efforts to deliver reintegration assistance to migrants who voluntarily returned to the country of origin under the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) projects
- The representatives of IOM Azerbaijan visited the Yevlakh and Kurdamir districts to deliver reintegration assistance to returnees from the Netherlands within its AVRR projects.
In the scope of this project, one family in Havarli village of Yevlakh district has procured 10 cattle, and one returnee in Karrar village of Kurdemir district 32 sheep and 32 lambs for the establishment of income-generating activity with the support of IOM.
IOM Azerbaijan currently provides its assistance activities for the returnees from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Finland, Turkey, and Latvia. The main part of reintegration assistance provided by IOM Azerbaijan is assistance to returnees with the establishment of income-generating activities such as small-farming (sheep, cattle breeding), businesses in the service sector, trade, and small-scale production that aims to benefit the returnees and their families. This assistance is intended to ensure the sustainability of returns, i.e. to help individuals who return voluntarily to their countries of origin in re-establishing themselves as part of the Azerbaijan society.
Within IOM’s AVRR projects, returnees are also assisted besides the establishment of micro-business activity, housing, material assistance, covering medical needs, and tuition.