Stories

Kabirou - NIIMA - Tahoua

To support Nigerien youth, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in January 2018 launched the “Initiatives for the Development of the Enterprise” (IDEE) project. IDEE aims to support local businesses creating job opportunities for young Nigeriens. 

Na Bissau - Raul Manarte (Portuguese subtitles)

Na Bissau by Raul Manarte. Our thanks to Raul Manarte for making this video available to IOM to contribute to the fight against child trafficking. Lyrics and music: Raul Manarte Mixing and mastering: MLN Studios Direction and production: Raul Manarte

Using Radio to Fight Human Trafficking in Sierra Leone

Over three days, radio journalists in Sierra Leone were trained in the Communication for Development (C4D) approach to awareness raising. This will enable them to develop a tailored radio campaign to educate Sierra Leoneans on identifying and reporting fake job opportunities.

Groupement Maferinya - A New Life For Migrant Returnees In Guinea

Migrant returnees in Guinea set up an agricultural project growing pineapples and watermelons. They partnered with other migrants who also wanted to work in agriculture.

A new beginning in Sierra Leone

Take a look at this reintegration project in Sierra Leone for migrants returning from Niger and local community members. Supporting the reintegration of migrants in their countries of origin is essential in order to ensure the sustainability of returns.

Monica, from Ghana, is now a successful business owner

Monica was assisted through the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. Find out more on www.migrationjointinitiative.org.

Deborah, from migrants’ hell to business management in Nigeria

Deborah was assisted through the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. Find out more on www.migrationjointinitiative.org.

Eliane, Côte d'Ivoire

Eliane was assisted through the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. Find out more on www.migrationjointinitiative.org.

Fanta, from Lybia to Guinea

Fanta was supported through the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration.

The story of Augustine

Augustine tells us about his difficult journey through the Sahara desert, and the reasons why he decided to return to Nigeria. Now back in Abuja, he has set an online radio (http://www.amebofm.com) which aims to empower and sensitize the youth of his country on the danger of irregular migration.

The story of Seny

When abroad, Seny was missing Senegal’s culture, lifestyle and spirit of solidarity. As the family provider, he decided to return home to support his family.

The story of Amedy

Back from Spain, Amedy is now working hard to achieve his dream: launching his own seaport services company in Senegal.