stories

Stories

Liga, 193 km
"I think everyone needs a deeper understanding of what it means to live in a country." #iamamigrant
Diego, 13,703 km
"Influence of mass media [..] makes people have a hard time imagining someone could come from a different place with a different reason." #iamamigrant

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Hamza, 1,597 km
“I had to stop my education last year, but now I’m back to school." #iamamigrant

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Asad and Amal
“I want to be a doctor and a footballer.” #iamamigrant
Jorge, 1,634 km
"Personal interaction is key. When we interact personally, we find out what we have in common." #iamamigrant
Grace, 6,838 km
"I think diversity is an exciting thing and makes a community stronger." #iamamigrant
Flor, 9,028 km
"This country was founded by immigrants and has the concept of freedom and liberty at its core." #iamamigrant

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Benjamin, 2,264 km
“Building a home is something you do. You actively pursue that.” #iamamigrant
Majid and Saeed, 80 km
"Mosul used to be a mosaic of people. Now we are broken fragments again, not part of a whole." #iamarefugee
Andy, 7,890 km
"When you learn that you are perceived as a threat to the society that you are part of, it makes your stay uncomfortable." #iamamigrant
Richard, 2,522 km
"As a migrant, you face a lot of challenges but you learn to persevere because you are away from your comfort zone." #iamamigrant
Nana, 7,890 km
"My experience will enable me to pour back my skills, knowledge, and experience to my community that I received here." #iamamigrant
Mahmoud
"I can play without being ashamed, or feeling like I won’t be as good as the other guys." #iamamigrant
Ziad
"They arrested my cousin who was a car mechanic because he refused to fix one of their cars [...] After several days ISIL hanged him." #iamamigrant
Jonathan, 568 km
“Being a migrant is being me.” #iamamigrant
Salome, 7,306 km
"Societies should be inclusive and for that we need to hear the voices of migrants, especially women migrant voices." #diasporavoice
Edige, 6,373 km
"Migrants are here. It's a fact so there should be strong policies of inclusion." #iamamigrant

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Shabanen, 4,102 km
"Sourour, Niloufar and Shahiba are my best friends and we go to primary school together." #iamamigrant

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Merevais, 4,102 km
"I'm very happy I'm back to school. My teacher is a really nice lady." #iamamigrant

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Jameel, 4,403 km
"Bombs were exploding next to us on a daily basis [...] I left Kashmir for a neighboring village in order to save my life." #iamarefugee