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Mawdo, 4,831 km
"I love the Netherlands, but I always said that if possible I would return to Gambia." #iamamigrant

Photo Credit : IOM / Olivier Spree

Tavish, 8,367 km
"In his early fifties, he sometimes feels the pressure to make up his mind: continue life under the radar or start anew." #iamamigrant
Ahmed, 3,681 km
“After what I experienced in Libya, I think there is a little bit of me that died.” #iamamigrant
Mohammad
"I must have been crazy, but once you reach a point of no return, you go anyway." #iamamigrant

Photo Credit: Alina Baisan

Elena, 1,737 km
"I did not find true happiness until I left Russia and met the most surprising person ever, by accident." #iamamigrant
Sidad , 1,626 km
“I really like the Greek language. When I grow up, I want to be an interpreter.” #iamamigrant
Nabil, 1,185 km
“I love working in the food industry. This is the reason why I want to go back to my country and restart my life.” #avrr
Vladimir Petkovic, 862 km
The Migrant Who Struggled His Way To The Top Of Swiss Football #Togetherthroughsport
Jordi, 621 km
La historia del migrante nicaragüense que se hizo futbolista en Costa Rica y está a punto de convertirse en legionario. #Togetherthroughsport
Hazem Emam
Your Family, Your Dream, Your Life #Togetherthroughsport

Photo credit: SBS News

Jamila, 11,611 km
My Australia: From washing dishes to Qantas executive #iamamigrant
Ostadazimi, 3,982 km
"I just wanted to get away from Asia, to find a safe place." #iamamigrant
Sameh, Marah and Majd , 2,922 km
"I want to continue my life here." #iamarefugee

PHOTO CREDIT: MITCH GUNN / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Mohamed Salah, 3,704 km
"The source of happiness for millions of Egyptians." #Togetherthroughsport
Arnaud, 2,550 km
“Having lived in different countries has made me a better person with stronger values.” #iamamigrant

Photo credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Match for Solidarity
"In a truly global economy, sports create a migrant meritocracy few other industries can match." - William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General #Togetherthroughsport
Nasima, 4,238 km
"I feel that I have a big responsibility to be an example to the thousands of young immigrants in Helsinki." #iamamigrant

Photo credit: IOM/Monica Chiriac

Alioune, 2,731 km
“Here I was at sea once more. I could already see myself in Europe. I really thought we were going to make it this time.” #iamamigrant

Photo credit: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

Club Together and Justice FC, 9,913 km
"It’s not just about football but about challenging [discrimination] in society." #Togetherthroughsport
Nechirvan , 1,412 km
"My life now is nicer, more quiet. I’m going to English and Greek classes in order to improve my language skills." #Togetherthroughsport

 

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