The European Return and Reintegration Network is an initiative of 16 European states that helps to ensure that people on the move can return home in a dignified and humane manner. ERRIN is working with local organisations on the ground in 40 countries, offering comprehensive assistance for returning migrants. Following the initial aid provided right upon arrival, the reintegration support may involve support for housing, medical treatment, vocational training and educational needs, or setting up a business.


In Afghanistan, we work with IRARA. With a constant presence in Afghanistan for several years IRARA has been supporting returning citizens of Afghanistan since 2017, with reintegration centres in Kabul, Herat, Mazar, Kandahar and Nangarhar. All of the IRARA professional counsellors are nationals of Afghanistan and have extensive experience in assisting returnees by providing advice and support for successful reintegration, tailored to individual needs.

Considering going back to Afghanistan supported by ERRIN?

Ask your social worker or counsellor for details. If you have already returned to Afghanistan, contact our local partner – IRARA.

House #148
1st Butcher Street
Haji Yaqoub Square
1003 Kabul

0093 (0) 791444435 ;
Opening hours:
Sunday-Thursday, 08:30-16:30

You have a year after your arrival to benefit from the programme. What you might ask for:

When you arrive
Airport pick-up or reception at place of arrival
In-country onward travel assistance
Temporary accommodation (max 10 days)
Referrals for urgent medical care
Other basic essentials
Reintegration services
Social, legal and medical support
Longer-term housing support
Schooling and language training
Job placement assistance
Technical and vocational training
Business start-up assistance
Bespoke assistance for vulnerable people