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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

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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
Arnaud, 2,550 km
“Having lived in different countries has made me a better person with stronger values.” #iamamigrant
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
Cecilia, 9,967 km
“I would encourage anyone looking to develop themselves professionally to have a good look at Estonia.” #iamamigrant
Hidar, 4,294 km
"My mother is a teacher. I am very excited to be back in class!" #iamamigrant
Alejandro, 14,184 km
"The fear is not of leaving, but of no longer belonging." #iamamigrant
Mohamed , 4,307 km
"School is really good, as well as my teachers". #iamamigrant

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Souleyman, 3,608 km
“My fellow brothers need to know that this route is one of sacrifice. You don’t know how you will die, but chances are it will happen.” #eutf #iamamigrant

Photo credit: Steffi von der Heid

Mala, 16,084 km
"I believe compassion is the perfect antidote to our fears." #iamamigrant
Judith, 12,246 km
"Migrants make the world go around, and I’m lucky to be able to go around it too." #iamamigrant
Ahmed, 13,624 km
"I thought that since I was born and raised in Somaliland, I would still feel at home there." #iamamigrant
Ophelia, 8,708 km
"My job is very important because it combats the social stigma of diagnosed patients." #iamamigrant
Daniel Matul , 874 km
"That is the biggest challenge of living in another country: living a little here and a little there" #iamamigrant
Mika, 7,309 km
“There is no work for me in Bangladesh, but here there is." #iamamigrant
Nazir and his daughters , 3,865 km
"It’s very nice in Greece, but we plan to leave with family reunification". #iamamigrant

 

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