"Santoso migrated in the nineties to the Netherlands, a country that he mainly knew from his parents' tales."
Mawdo, 4,831 km
"I love the Netherlands, but I have always said that if possible I will return to Gambia."

Photo Credit : IOM / Olivier Spree

Tavish, 8,367 km
"In his early fifties, he sometimes feels the pressure to make up his mind: continue life under the radar or start anew."
Ahmed, 3,681 km
“After what I experienced in Libya, I think there is a little bit of me that died.”
"I must have been crazy, but once you reach a point of no return, you go anyway."

Photo Credit: Alina Baisan

Elena, 1,737 km
"I did not find true happiness until I left Russia and met the most surprising person ever, by accident."
Sidad , 1,626 km
“I really like the Greek language. When I grow up, I want to be an interpreter.”
Nabil, 1,185 km
“I love working in the food industry. This is the reason why I want to go back to my country and restart my life.”
Vladimir Petkovic, 862 km
The Migrant Who Struggled His Way To The Top Of Swiss Football
Jordi, 621 km
La historia del migrante nicaragüense que se hizo futbolista en Costa Rica y está a punto de convertirse en legionario.
Hazem Emam
Your Family, Your Dream, Your Life

Photo credit: SBS News

Jamila, 11,611 km
My Australia: From washing dishes to Qantas executive
Ostadazimi, 3,982 km
"I just wanted to get away from Asia, to find a safe place."
Sameh, Marah and Majd , 2,922 km
"I want to continue my life here."


Mohamed Salah, 3,704 km
"The source of happiness for millions of Egyptians."
Arnaud, 2,550 km
“Having lived in different countries has made me a better person with stronger values.”

Photo credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Match for Solidarity
"In a truly global economy, sports create a migrant meritocracy few other industries can match." - William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General
Nasima, 4,238 km
"I feel that I have a big responsibility to be an example to the thousands of young immigrants in Helsinki."

Photo credit: IOM/Monica Chiriac

Alioune, 2,731 km
“Here I was at sea once more. I could already see myself in Europe. I really thought we were going to make it this time.”

Photo credit: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

Club Together and Justice FC, 9,913 km
"It’s not just about football but about challenging [discrimination] in society."