stories

Dotse, 2,808 km
I am a better person today and I feel much healthier and happier. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Lincoln, 2,808 km
Telling my story is not a shame at all. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Jamilatu Sulemana, 2,808 km
One day, a friend called me. She said she got a chance for me to travel to Libya for work. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Sainabou, 8,963 km
“I think our voices as survivors of human trafficking are very important, because we went through the journey and have seen what transpired" #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Diarrassouba Sindou, 3,186 km
"Irregular migration is not the right path to reach Europe." #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Salamatou, 2,400 km
In 2017, accompanied by her youngest daughter, she decided to join her husband living in Algeria, crossing the desert. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Irène, 5,314 km
"I expected to discover the perfect Eldorado, but reality quickly caught up with me." #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Nabintou Soumahoro , 3,186 km
The advice I can give to all my sisters: if they have ambitions to travel to Europe, they must do it in a regular way! #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Faustina, 2,808 km
You don’t need to travel outside to look for greener pastures. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Isatou Sowe
I want to encourage other women to empower themselves and start a new business activity within their communities. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Alieu Jallow, 4,280 km
I decided to come back home to study when I realized that crossing the Mediterranean Sea was not as easy as I imagined. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant
Nyimanding Camara
Just like men, women need to be empowered in order to contribute to the advancement of their families and societies. #avrr #eutf #iamamigrant #MigrantAlly
Annie Johnson
Women can contribute to combat irregular migration through counseling their children. #avrr #eutf #MigrantAlly

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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

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Maru
"I would not migrate or travel like that ever again due to the suffering I experienced and saw." #eutf

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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

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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: IOM/Monica Chiriac

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: Marianna Bertelle

Mariam
"When I was in jail, I was thinking about our life back home where, even if we didn't have much, we were happy and could live freely." #eutf #iamamigrant

Photo credit: IOm/Monica Chiriac

Smart, 2,253 km
"This route is deadly. I wouldn't take it again. I said to myself that my life was more precious than Italy." #eutf #iamamigrant

 

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