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Readers interested in learning about the perspectives of refugees and immigrants may appreciate i am a migrant (IAAM), an initiative of the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM). This project features the testimonials of more than 1,200 migrants around the world. Visitors can browse individuals' written stories by country of origin, current country, or hashtag. IAAM also features more than 20 short videos. Collectively, these narratives highlight the diversity of migrants' experiences. For example, Abdulfatha arrived in Minnesota from Ethiopia in 2004 as a refugee and is now a college student who hopes to start a nonprofit to provide information resources in Oromo (his native language). Another profile features Juliana, who left the Philippines to work in Greece, then after 17 years returned to her hometown with Reintegration Assistance from the IOM and started a business. In the project's words, "while we aim to promote positive perceptions of migrants, we do not shy away from presenting life as it is experienced." With content available in seven languages in addition to English, IAAM offers visitors the opportunity to gain insights into "the human stories of migration," and migrants are also invited to add to this project by sharing their stories.
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March 15th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
March 12th, 2019 at 3:26pm
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March 13th, 2019 at 2:33pm
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