stories

Karen, 3,479 km
"When I look back at the many challenges I faced as a refugee, I realize that the rough journey was worth to achieve my goal."
Edmond, 4,495 km
“I am used to travelling all the time and I love it. It is easy and fun to make new friends all over the world."
Aleksan, 1,095 km
"If you look back, you can’t see your future."
Ahmed, 1,808 km
"Not only I am ready to return to my home country, but I can also start working again".
Younes, 1,938 km
“Greek is easy to learn! I have Greek friends and classmates at school."
Alaa, 1,095 km
"I want to tell people that even when life feels dark, it goes on."
Jory, 1,095 km
"Leaving home is the most difficult thing I have ever done."
Qaiser, 3,332 km
"I packed 20 years of life in two pieces of luggage, and headed towards my new station."

Photo credit: IOM/Monica Chiriac

Omar
“I have seen with my own eyes what Boko Haram is capable of. It’s not easy to fix what they have destroyed.”
Heni, 4,581 km
"The men and women in my class inspired me. I knew how hard their journey was, I had lived through it myself."
Azad and his family from Iraq , 1,808 km
"We decided to return to our home, but this time in a safe and organized way."
Ismael's family, 1,412 km
"I am very happy that I will have a new life in France".
Nozary , 1,412 km
"The thought of being back again with my family and friends makes me really happy!".
Mohamad , 1,617 km
“We visited the local bakery and helped the baker make traditional pita bread!”.
Salih and Hussein
"A new job in Iraq was expecting us! We were very happy".
Rehmat , 4,602 km
"I strongly believe that I am now ready to go back home and restart my new life".
Farhad, 2,820 km
"I have been dreaming to cross the finish line of the Athens Authentic Marathon".
Salome
"Through the reintegration assistance in kind of IOM Greece, I finally managed to implement my plan”.
Hassan
"With the assistance of IOM Offices in Greece and Afghanistan, my plan became reality".
Karim , 1,730 km
"My life is in Europe now”.

 

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