stories

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
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
Juliana
"My business is running well and my income is enough to support myself and my family." #avrr
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
Yusra Mardini, 3,700 km
From Fleeing Syria To Competing In The Olympics #Togetherthroughsport
Ahmed, 1,808 km
"Now not only I am ready to return to my home country but I can also start working again." #avrr
Younes, 1,938 km
"I like going to school so much! I dream of becoming a doctor when I grow up.” #iamamigrant
Satnam
"IOM not only gave me the opportunity to see my family again, but I also managed to enhance my fragile medical situation." #avrr
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. #Togetherthroughsport

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." #iamamigrant

Photo credit: Getty Images

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." #Togetherthroughsport

 

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