UN Volunteers support the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in addressing human trafficking and migration challenges. This is the case in Rwanda, where Louise Henry Bergman (Sweden) serves as a UN Volunteer Project Support Officer.
Volunteering can facilitate access to equal opportunities. In Niger, Hamma Abdoulaye, a former refugee, now serves with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as a national UN Volunteer Shelter Coordinator. Hamma shares his experience as a UN Volunteer on the occasion of International Volunteer Day 2019.
In Somalia, Leena Saarinen (Finland) serves with International Organization for Migration (IOM) as a UN Youth Volunteer. Her passion for advancing the rights of vulnerable groups and facilitating their access to services propelled her altruistic motivation to volunteer. On the occasion of International Volunteer Day, she shares how she volunteers for an inclusive future.
In Bangladesh, UN Youth Volunteers bring fresh ideas and additional energy to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), especially in times of emergencies. They provide better access to communities and help engage with local authorities, staff and partners to unveil future possibilities. UN Volunteers Samara Hamid and Urmi Das serve with IOM in Cox’s Bazar, and share how they volunteer for an inclusive future on the occasion of International Volunteer Day.
“My parents were both killed years ago. My brother can barely provide for his children. I am a man now, and I have to fight for my survival,” said 18-year old Abdessamad.