Ahmed, 13,624 km
"I thought that since I was born and raised in Somaliland, I would still feel at home there."
Ophelia, 8,708 km
"My job is very important because it combats the social stigma of diagnosed patients."
Daniel Matul , 874 km
"That is the biggest challenge of living in another country: living a little here and a little there"
Mika, 7,309 km
“There is no work for me in Bangladesh, but here there is."
Nazir and his daughters Zahra and Zainab , 3,865 km
"It’s very nice in Greece, but we plan to leave with family reunification".
Khurram , 4,533 km
"Participating in IOM’s AVRR project was my only solution".

Photo credit: Marianna Bertelle

"When I was in jail, I was thinking about our life back home, where, even if we didn't have much, we were happy & could live freely."
Roman, 9,598 km
"Australia impressed me for its peace and multicultural society, I was very excited to be faced with these different circumstances."
Mario and Fatima
"There are so many different cultures here in Australia and this helps with integration."
Gilbert, 4,442 km
"I would like for everyone to travel around freely and unrestricted by borders. That would be wonderful."
Erun, Noor and Seerat, 9,246 km
"People have expressed being very happy to have someone with experiences in different places looking after them."
Ana Maria, 17,136 km
"Whenever I leave Australia I want to come back straight away. That tells me that my heart is here now."
Albert, 3,203 km
"I believe in being open minded about migrants and different cultures."
Ilija, 10,514 km
“Architects, along with other experts, need to work in a coordinated fashion to respond to migration issues.”
Flavia, 9,864 km
"Disaster Risk Reduction starts with social integration, a process that needs to be developed in our everyday life."

Photo credit: IOM/Mohannad Abusalah

Jbara, 1,830 km
“I really miss the soft sand from back home and sitting in peace with my family and friends. Syria will always be my home.”
“Thank you very much IOM. I am something more than happy. I feel important in my neighborhood.”
"Being safe and finding a job were my top priorities...Somehow, I knew that my future is there, in my home country."
“When there is no risk, there is no profit. I will risk for the best of this family business. Thank you IOM, you helped me to start, I will

Photo credit: IOM/Monica Chiriac

Mohamed, 3,169 km
“They put us on a truck and left us there, in the middle of nowhere. We were in the desert for the next 45 days.”