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AKILI’S BEAUTY SALONWhen her mother became ill in 2007, Akili needed to quickly return to Tanzania to care for her. She had been living in Ireland for several years but did not have the resources to return so suddenly. Additionally, she was an undocumented migrant and did not have a valid visa.Read more
MUSUPI’S MUSIC BUSINESS Musupi came from Zimbabwe to Ireland to apply for asylum in 2007. He stayed in Ireland for more than two years during his application process, and then decided that he wanted to return to Zimbabwe. He learned about the VARRP and approached IOM staff to ask for assistance. Before he returned, Musupi prepared himself for the economic conditions at home.Read more
SVENKO’S REPAIR SHOP Svenko, his wife, and his two children came to Ireland to visit his sister in 2006. They intended to stay for a few months, but Svenko’s daughter almost immediately became ill. The family lived near Dublin for over one year while she received medical treatment in the hospital. During that time, Svenko found jobs to support the family although he did not have a work permit.Read more
I am a migrant
I am a migrant is about humanizing migrants’ stories of migration and providing a platform to present their narratives in their own words.This project can help change the lens through which people view migrants and migration.
Skills2Work promotes the skills of beneficiaries of International Protection through enhancing the capacity of relevant authorities, service providers and employers to facilitate early validation of competences and skill-based job-matching.
IOM X is the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) innovative campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop human trafficking and exploitation.
Starting a life in a new place is nothing new. In fact, migration has been fuelling human progress since we departed Africa 50,000 years ago, and continues to do so today.