stories

Abdul Qadir Babakarkhel
"As the famous saying goes, 'a person without language is half a person.' So the first thing I did was to learn Dutch." #iamamigrant
Abba, 1,200 km
“We will see what happens with time, but for now, I am happy with my life in Niger.” #iamamigrant
Mario Araya, 6,914 km
I have also learned that you are not alone and that you must fight to be well, taking care of your physical, mental and emotional health. #iamamigrant
Yescarleth Rodriguez, 396 km
I discovered that to migrate means to move and that every person, physically or spiritually is, is a migrant. #diasporavoice #iamamigrant
Alice, 2,836 km
"I enjoy having the ability to make people see beautiful things in their country that they may have previously taken for granted." #iamamigrant
Rafael Aguilar, 9,504 km
I am lucky enough to be a migrant by choice. This privilege does not stop me from missing my family, friends, culture and language. #diasporavoice #iamamigrant
Souleyman, 2,550 km
"Si je rentre chez moi maintenant, ils penseront que je suis un lâche. Si je meurs, ils diront que je suis un héros." #iamamigrant
Favour
"I would not want anyone else to experience the things I witnessed in Libya, that is why I am proud to be a messenger." #iamamigrant
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 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
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

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Maurice , 2,580 km
“Close to the border with Niger, in the middle of the desert, at 11 pm, they unloaded 100 people.” #iamamigrant
Emily, 6,647 km
"Moving somewhere new has given me a new sense of independence. I know I can still be me, just me somewhere else." #iamamigrant
Natalia, 976 km
"I probably won’t be able to repay all the kindness, but I would like to something back to Estonian society in the future." #iamamigrant
Eymi, 9,492 km
"In Romania, you can’t do certain things in public. In Cuba, we sing on the streets, we dance on the streets, we are different." #iamamigrant
Younes, 1,938 km
"I like going to school so much! I dream of becoming a doctor when I grow up.” #iamamigrant

 

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