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  • At 16, Mariam suffered a marriage arranged by her family following the death of her father. "When I left home, newly married, I was only a child who was afraid." Mariam left her country, Sierra Leone, to follow her husband who wanted to leave for Mauritania. After 16 years, she decided to go back in Sierra Leone with her two daughters.

  • IOM Mauritania has followed and assisted several women with their reintegration projects. They received psychosocial, sometimes medical assistance, and help to develop an income-generating activity. After some very difficult events in their lives, they are now independent and can provide for themselves and their families.With dignity, they have found a place in society.

  • Locals and IDPs in Pulka enjoy a brief but much needed spell of rain at the tail end of the harmatan season. IDPs here in Bakassi and Pulka come from surrounding villages razed by Boko Haram.

  • “The war has prevented us from loving (ourselves)” – LGBTI conflict victim During the armed conflict, armed groups targeted specific populations because of personal characteristics like age, ethnicity, class, and gender. This was especially the case for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. Their rights unrecognized, LGBTI people were targeted by both legal and illegal armed actors. Sexual orientation and gender identity were impetuses for violence. LGBTI people have been denied the possibility to openly love their partners and express themselves because of the fear that they would be killed. Under the civil war’s violence, LGBTI people have been the targets of symbolic violence, torture, sexual violence,…

  • Safe migration information campaign targets irregular migrant sending communities in Sri Lanka to educate and provide more information related to regular migration. The campaign allows the vulnerable communities and the potential migrants to take a better informed decision related to their migration efforts.

  • Situated on the south-western part of the Indochina peninsula, Cambodia is very much a destination country for several foreigners. Each year, more than a million visitors from across the globe come to see its famous heritage sights including the Angkor Wat temple. Today, its tourism industry accommodating an influx of visitors has become one of Cambodia’s largest industries. With a plethora of national attractions, vibrant cities, beautiful landscapes, and a bustling tourism industry there are several reasons why many choose to come to Khmer nation. However, as the arrival of foreigners is on the rise there is another kind of fluctuation at work, human labour. Cross border migration in Cambodia specifically for work and employment purposes…

  • A collection of portraits of migrants from everywhere IOM works to help make migration humane.

  • Syrian refugees crossing the Serbian-Croatian border.

  • Migrants in transition camps at the Greek border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

  • Migrants and refugees in the Greek island of Lesbos.