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Smugglers Preying on Ethiopian Migrant Children Is Too Common

These are the stories of three Ethiopian boys lured by economic opportunities abroad. Young and naive, they suffered violence and extortion at the hands of unscrupulous smugglers.

Hajer Naili
Hajer Naili is a Journalist and the Communications and Social Media Coordinator at IOM Washington, D.C. She previously worked as a web-reporter/photojournalist for the New-York based publication Women's eNews and was a freelancer for Al Jazeera Plus.
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This Refugee is Now Treating Heart Disease

June 20 is World Refugee Day. The world counts more than 25 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced due to war, violence and persecution. Since 1975, more than 3.3 million refugees have been admitted to the United States. Mohamed Heval Kelli was one of them. This is his story:

Hajer Naili
Hajer Naili is a Journalist and the Communications and Social Media Coordinator at IOM Washington, D.C. She previously worked as a web-reporter/photojournalist for the New-York based publication Women's eNews and was a freelancer for Al Jazeera Plus.
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Misfortune Turned Into Good Fortune

“Her misfortune has been our good fortune.” United States Senator Richard Durbin chose those 7 words to capture my unlikely journey from an unemployed, undocumented chemical engineer to a respected immigrants’ rights activist and an internationally recognized social entrepreneur.

Tolu Olubunmi
Tolu Olubunmi joined the USAIM for IOM's Board of Directors in April 2017. She is an entrepreneur and global advocate for migrants and refugees. Tolu founded Lions Write, co-founded Welcome.us, and consults with corporations, governments, and NGOs on building inspiring and effective global social impact campaigns. She also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Migration.

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