Russian Federation

Russian Federation


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.

About Caritas

In Russia, we work with Caritas. Caritas Moscow was founded as a member of the Caritas Russia network in 1991, with the aim of providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable groups after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since 2010, Caritas Moscow have been working on return and reintegration. Caritas International Belgium (CIB) is a non-governmental organisation and works in close cooperation with Caritas Moscow to provide assistance to returnees from the different ERRIN partner countries. CIB has been implementing the national government programme in the field of voluntary return worldwide since 2007.

Considering going back to Russia supported by ERRIN?

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

Office in Moscow:
Dmitrevskoye street 5/1, apartment 136
(subway Dmitrovskaja or Timirjazevskaja)

Office in Grozny:
Majakovski street 86A, apartment 7

Caritas Moscow: 00 7 4999762438 // Caritas Moscow in Grozny: 00 7 9388990241, 00 7 9389085382 // Emergency contact (text message): 00 7 9692811250 , 00 7 965 4331281 // CIB: 00 32 2 229 36 50 ;

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
Referrals for urgent medical care
Temporary accommodation (max 10 days)
Other basic essentials
Reintegration assistance
Bespoke assistance for vulnerable people
Business start-up assistance
Job placement assistance
Longer-term housing support
Schooling and language training
Social, legal and medical support
Technical and vocational training