IOM The Gambia
" My attempts to cross to Italy failed and I was held in detention for six months. "
I was a disk jockey (DJ) before I travelled to Libya. I stopped the business, sold the musical equipment and took the journey.
Before I left, I was doing well and had no intentions to travel, but peer influence played a huge part in my case and I decided to take the journey.
My attempts to cross to Italy failed and I was held in detention for six months. The conditions were bad.
IOM helped me to return home, as I needed assistance to go back to my country.
After I returned, I was supported with a grocery shop and the business is going well. When I started I was short on other supplies, but now I have them in the shop.