i am a migrant · i am a refugee 

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.











6 Degree 

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.










Migrants Contribute

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.