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."

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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.”
Izak, 13,703 km
“Migration gives us an opportunity to reach new goals, develop ourselves as people and it frees us from prejudices.”

Photo credit: IOM/Shaebi Ahmed

Suma, 5,266 km
"I’m Christian and I wear the Hijab to keep a low profile and mix in with society."

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Seiji, 6,579 km
"I’m a bit different than others; my happiness really comes from my job."
Paul, 4,478 km
"I do miss many things from my country: my family, the comfort of living, and the freedom."

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Mohammed, 1,776 km
"I’m not sure when I will go back to Niger, but when I do, I’m planning to have more than one business."

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Maricel, 10,731 km
"When I first came to Libya in 1996, I could see all the cultural differences."
Majdi, 771 km
"Tunisians and Libyans share the same thoughts and people here make you feel like there are no borders."