At the request of the Dutch government, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been facilitating the voluntary return of migrants to their country of origin since 1992.
Over the years, more than 60,000 migrants in the Netherlands have returned to more than 100 different countries with the help of IOM. This cannot be achieved without intensive cooperation with government agencies, embassies, municipalities, NGOs, youth protection, healthcare institutions, migrant organizations and key figures. This new series of stories is about this collaboration.
Or rather: about the people and organizations IOM works together with. What is their role? How do they relate to the topic of return? What drives them? What challenges do they face? In short, this series will get you more acquainted with IOM’s network in the Netherlands in the context of voluntary return.