Seny returns from Italy to Senegal to fight migration
In honor of World Migrant and Refugee Day on January 15, sponsored by the organization Fondazione Migrantes, the pastoral branch of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI), a young Sengalese man named Seny tells his story. After he arrived in Italy by sea, he went back to Senegal to raise awareness among young people about the dangers of undocumented migration.
Family survives treacherous journeys only to find reunion impossible
Many Syrian families are dispersed throughout different refugee camps in various countries. Asmaa’s family is split between Germany and Greece. She spoke to InfoMigrants about risking her life and those of her children at sea in search of a better future.
Migrant slaves in Libya (2/2): 'I escaped, I took this crazy risk'
There was a wave of international horror and condemnation after the American media CNN published a video on November 14, 2017, showing a slave auction in Libya. A Guinean man told his witness account to the FRANCE 24 Observers team. In part 2, he describes his own hellish experience at the hands of traffickers in 2016.
Migrant slaves in Libya (1/2): 'I was kidnapped, sold and then thrown into prison'
After a video showing a slave auction in Libya was posted online by American media CNN in November, Libya was forced to confront the shameful practices going on in the country. The FRANCE 24 Observers team received a number of messages from people saying that they had been victims of human trafficking, including a Guinean man who has now returned to live in Conakry, Guinea. This is his witness report.
Modibo, 16, sold by human traffickers in Libya
In this video, 16-year-old Modibo from Mali speaks about the torture he suffered in Libya. He was sold by human traffickers, he was beaten and burned with cigarettes, and many died along the way in the desert. His message: do not attempt to go through this ordeal.
The pianist from the ruins in Syria: Aeham Ahmad’s autobiography published
He is known from the famous photo where he is playing piano against the backdrop of the bombed-out Yarmouk camp outside Damascus. His recently published biography tells the moving story of the destruction of his world and the journey that led him to Germany.
"They threw my wheelchair into the water"
In search of a better life in Europe, Qusai managed to cross the sea to reach Greece despite being tied to a wheelchair. The story of his journey from Syria to the Netherlands appears in a video produced by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).