stories

Shafiq
"I am more than happy that I managed to return to my family. Being together with my family is the most important thing for me." #avrr
Ali and his family, 1,185 km
"We want nothing more than security, safety and a better future for our children.” #iamarefugee
Maddalen Yarza, 8,464 km
"The most beautiful thing that Honduras has given me is the opportunity to start a family." #iamamigrant
Gonzalo, 363 km
"We have the opportunity to be, well, one voice, andinvite to include, respect and tolerate other people." #iamamigrant
Sandra , 3,525 km
"If once again I had the opportunity to migrate to support my children, I would do it again." #iamamigrant
José, 3,700 km
The Salvadoran José Valladares found in football the opportunity to know North America, where he struggles” as an illegal migrant. #Togetherthroughsport
José Bustillo, 3,833 km
“I started working at McDonald's and now work as a financial analyst with a globally recognized company” #iamamigrant
Enrique Monzón, 3,525 km
“It would have been harder to survive a chronic illness in my home country” #iamamigrant
Shamshad
“If there is no specific threat on my life or the life of my family members, I will never migrate irregularly again." #avrr
Farid
"I no longer have the mental insecurity of being an irregular migrant that I had in both Iran and Austria." #avrr
Hamed
"When I left Afghanistan to work in Iran 10 years ago, I left because I had nothing in Afghanistan." #avrr
Zabihullah
"If I had known what it was really going to be like abroad, and which difficulties I would face upon return, I would have never left." #avrr
Mario, 10,435 km
"The families that support us in America are not rich families, but they greatly appreciate the serious health situation in Albania." #iamamigrant
Khraw and Elena, 5,572 km
“My family is my home and home is indeed where your heart belongs. So, yes, Romania is home for me.” #iamamigrant
Ion Lazarenco Tiron, 3,253 km
“If today, 1 out of 10 people who left my village would give back to the community, my village would look like Switzerland." #Togetherthroughsport

Photo credit: IOM/Uduak Amimo

Tigist
"I would not migrate again because I saw many problems; some people died during the journey and I do not want to go in such a way." #eutf

Photo credit: IOM/Uduak Amimo

Maru
"I would not migrate or travel like that ever again due to the suffering I experienced and saw." #eutf

Photo credit: IOM/Uduak Amimo

Yohannes
"I left Ethiopia to look for a job. I'm the last-born in a family of six, and I needed to do something." #eutf

Photo credit: IOM/Uduak Amimo

Fekadu
"After many challenges, my wife and I decided to return to Ethiopia and work. We are now in a good situation." #eutf

Photo Credit: Monica Chiriac/IOM

Maurice , 2,580 km
“Close to the border with Niger, in the middle of the desert, at 11 pm, they unloaded 100 people.” #iamamigrant

 

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