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Satnam
"IOM not only gave me the opportunity to see my family again, but I also managed to enhance my fragile medical situation."
Satnam
"IOM not only gave me the opportunity to see my family again, but I also managed to enhance my fragile medical situation."
Radja Nainggolan and the City Pirates, 1,519 km
The relationship of trust built between players, parents and the City Pirates club, makes it easy for certain matters to be dicussed.

Photo Credit: Alina Baisan

Oday, 2,455 km
"Everybody wants to leave the country and to find a better life, but not all of them have the chance."

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Lorik Cana
"My motivation to succeed was also fired by the journey my family had taken and the tough times faced by the people who stayed back home."
Ahmad, 4,237 km
From Aleppo to London - The Journey of a Three Lions Supporter
Wei, 10,467 km
"Home is where I feel like I'm just another human being, not someone to be stared at or discriminated against."
Joanna, 1,193 km
"I only knew where Estonia was located on the map, nothing else. I thought: why not, let the adventure begin!"
Santoso
"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 always said that if possible I would return to Gambia."

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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.”
Mohammad
"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

 

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