Return and Emigration of Asylum Seekers ex-Belgium - REAB : 2011 Annual Report (IOM)

The REAB Annual Report 2011 gives an overview of developments and latest trends regarding stakeholders, assistance and approaches addressing the return and reintegration of migrants. It offers a basis for further recommendations on AVRR and return management, more particularly in Belgium.

In terms of trends, the year 2011 has seen the consolidation of the assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) approach in Belgium. Specific approaches answering the needs of the most vulnerable migrants (unaccompanied minors, medical cases, victims of trafficking, exploitation and abuse) were implemented. Particular approaches addressing those residing under specific conditions in Belgium, such as migrants living in the various reception initiatives, were developed.

In terms of figures, a high number of migrants were assisted to return voluntarily to their home country through the Return and Emigration of Asylum-seekers ex Belgium (REAB) programme in 2011. Indeed, 3,358 out of 4,230 migrants registered within the REAB programme were helped to return to 92 countries, representing an increase of 14 per cent when compared to 2010.

More information on the REAB programme and assistance, approaches to vulnerable groups, REAB partners and outreach activities as well as other return and reintegration-related activities implemented by IOM Brussels are to be found in the REAb 2011 annual report.

The report is accessible on the IOM website.

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Tue 21 Aug 2012
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