I was born in a bamboo hut in Chiang Dao district in Chiang Mai, a member of the Lahu, an ethnic group that usually lives in remote settlements away from roads and towns.
In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated the 30th of July as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons to raise awareness about the severity of human rights violations that trafficking victims endure and acknowledge that human trafficking is a crime that affects all countries in the world.
Over the last two decades, Somalia has constantly been on the news, all for the wrong reasons. We often hear of Al Shabaab attacks and the term ‘failed state’ is invoked so often as if it’s Somalia’s second name.
"IOM is deeply concerned by the resumption of violence in Juba five years after independence," IOM Director General William Swing said in a statement issued in Geneva.
For IOM and its partners, partnership is about more than funding; partnership is about ensuring the quality of humanitarian response, saving lives and alleviating suffering.