Return process

Victims of THB returning to their country of origin and who wish to receive assistance upon return can return through the REAG/GARP programme which offers voluntary return assistance. The program is funded by the German state and the federal states and is implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

here is no formalised procedure for risk assessment for the REAG/GARP programme. However, in each case of return there are consultations between the responsible NGO and the victim regarding their situation.

It is the responsibility of IOM to contact relevant NGOs, or authorities, in the country of origin after a dialogue with the victim. The IOM office is responsible for forwarding the information regarding the victim to the relevant NGO in the country of origin.

Moreover, Counselling Centres also provide support of voluntary return, organise and finance the trip and establish contacts with relevant NGOs.