It is often believed that returning home puts an end to the refugee cycle and that there eventually is a ‘home’ to return to. However, many refugees are confronted with the complexities of the process (leaving a country, living in a host country and returning ‘home’) that shape needs and possibilities on return and for a successful reintegration.
HealthNet TPO contributes to successful and sustainable return by providing psychosocial support to independent returnees in five countries of return. This Pilot project is part of an overall program that targets sustainable return and reintegration of especially (ex) asylum seeker,s through an integral approach and provision of services for the target group in the Netherlands and in the countries of origin. The program represents different organizations: both intergovernmental (IOM, Nidos and COA) and non-governmental organizations (Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland, Maatwerk bij Terugkeer, HealthNet TPO, SMS, SAMAH, HIT and Pharos), who have decided to join forces. A new approach includes intensive collaboration between the organizations through the program and concrete projects, which make sustainable return possible for more people, reduces the amount of forced returns and people who chose to become ‘irregular immigrants’.
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