Contained here are tales of extraordinary personal achievement in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds; people leaving their homes in search of a better future; people fleeing for their lives and relying on the generosity of others they meet along way. they are sometimes children traveling without a guardian or young adults starting anew, learning a new language, a culture and seizing opportunities to achieve their long held dreams.
We aim to counter the misperceptions that categorize migrants and refugees as opportunistic and not interested in integration; stereotypes that many are willing to foster.
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.
You are connected to every person on the planet through just six other people. This is the principle of 6 degrees of separation.
Help a former victim of human trafficking find their way home.
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.