stories

Shamshad
“If there is no specific threat on my life or the life of my family members, I will never migrate irregularly again." #avrr
Farid
"I no longer have the mental insecurity of being an irregular migrant that I had in both Iran and Austria." #avrr
Hamed
"When I left Afghanistan to work in Iran 10 years ago, I left because I had nothing in Afghanistan." #avrr
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

 

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