Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR)

IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) activities are an indispensable part of ensuring the integrity of regular migration. The AVRR programme in Papua New Guinea provides suitable measures for the short-term care, accommodation and movement of irregular migrants referred to IOM for voluntary return to their countries of origin or resettlement to third countries. IOM’s enhanced services for sustainable return include counselling, medical screening, escort, documentation, departure-transit-arrival, and in some cases, reintegration assistance.  IOM has accommodation facilities in Port Moresby where these migrants are safely housed while their travel arrangements are organized. 

Humanitarian Assistance to Stranded Migrants

IOM provides humanitarian assistance to stranded Papua New Guinean nationals whose boats have been swept out to sea by unexpected storms or shifts in tides and drifted into international waters and neighbouring countries.  In providing such assistance, IOM ensures that stranded migrants receive all necessary care and support including accommodation and medical assistance, and they are repatriated safely back to PNG.