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Monitoring 2018: RAS - Reintegration Assistance from Switzerland

2018, B. Tchalim, IOM Bern, Monitoring 2018: RAS - Reintegration Assistance from Switzerland
Afghanistan, Iraq, Switzerland
Asia and the Pacific, European Economic Area
IOM Bern
B. Tchalim

Persons who live in Switzerland under the asylum system who choose to return voluntarily to their country of origin are eligible to ask for support with reintegration. Since 2002, the project Reintegration Assistance from Switzerland (RAS), funded by the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has responded to this demand by providing financial assistance, paid out in the period immediately following return. Following the monitoring phases that took place in 2009 and 2012, this report presents the main results of the systematic monitoring that took place from January to June 2016 and makes some recommendations. This report aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the various services provided to RAS beneficiaries, analyse the impact of reintegration assistance and the profile of the beneficiaries and compare the results obtained with those from 2012.