Ahmed Badr was seven years old when a bomb came in through the bathroom window of his home. Luckily no one was inside the house. But the incident still made his family leave Baghdad for Syria.
IOM – Given the multitudes of tasks you can accomplish with your mobile device, have you ever considered using it to shop around and send money abroad? If not, perhaps, now is the time to start if you haven’t.
Yesterday in Vienna, IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a joint platform on countering migrant smuggling.
By William Lacy Swing
Why are so many of the world’s great footballers migrants? Or its basketball stars? Or a growing proportion of the players among the U.S.’ Major League Baseball clubs?
Perhaps it’s because in a truly global economy, sports create a migrant meritocracy few other industries can match. Winning, after all, is not everything to a sports fan. It’s the only thing. So where you come from, what language you speak or what religion you were raised in have little impact on where you’re allowed to kit out. If you’re good enough, you’re welcomed to the team.
By Tolu Olubunmi
I was five years old when I traveled across the borders of Nigeria, my birth country, for the first time.
I still have a fuzzy memory of filling my brown bear backpack with toys at home in Lagos—and then playing with my cousins in Brussels. The memory brings back those feelings of joy sprinkled with wonder. As a child, I did not understand what it took to get me from Africa to Europe - not the security bestowed by my passport nor the convenience and safety afforded me by air travel.