Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration

Saleban Mohamed Nour: We had nothing, yet we kept relying on each other

Growing up in Mogadishu, I acquired a number of skills in different areas such as car washing and painting. These skills became so important when I got to Yemen. For the 20 years that I lived there, I switched jobs, depending on what paid best.

Visualizing Return

By Carina Wint, IOM Norway

Twenty seven year old Besara Simoni and her husband Edmond came to Norway in 2013 in the hope of a building a new life. Besara hoped that Edmond would be able to receive treatment for his serious illness: her plan was to find a good job that would support them both.