Afghanistan - Walking into the narrow, cramped courtyard of Shamsur Rahman’s home in Jalalabad city, it is difficult to imagine that his family of ten can live there.
Mongolia – Nyamdulam and her family had been herders in Zavkhan Province, in remote north-west Mongolia for Nyamdulam’s whole life. In Zavkhan Province, Nyamdulam’s family had over 300 head of livestock including sheep, yak, camels, cows and horses. As is the case for many Mongolians, their livestock were their whole livelihood.
Papua New Guinea - They say a friend in need is a friend indeed. For many people, Enid Barlong Kantha is the epitome of this saying. From a young age, Enid has always had a heart for helping people – a passion that her parents instilled in her at a very young age.
Somalia - My ten-year journey with IOM has taken me to many difference places, through which I have interacted with this world’s wonderful people and experienced their culture to the fullest.
The story of the sinking island has become a well-used trope in international climate change negotiations. While the vulnerability of these islands is not contested, many speculate that island populations will take flight long before the Pacific becomes uninhabitable.