Life After War
An architect, a student, and a father share stories about their lives after fleeing Syria and the impact of community projects on their lives. Over 2.7 million Syrians are currently living in Turkey.
New York – IOM Director General Swing and Joseph M. McShane, S.J. president of Fordham University, on 27 September, signed a memorandum of understanding linking the two institutions closer together.
Thirty-two-year-old Diini Abdi Yusuf travelled 1,541 kilometres because he needed an income. It was a decision, he says, he wishes he had never made.
Mongolia – Nyamdulam and her family had been herders in Zavkhan Province, in remote north-west Mongolia for Nyamdulam’s whole life. In Zavkhan Province, Nyamdulam’s family had over 300 head of livestock including sheep, yak, camels, cows and horses. As is the case for many Mongolians, their livestock were their whole livelihood.
Afghanistan’s Torkham border crossing with Pakistan is the country’s busiest. Nestled between imposing mountains on either side with nothing but stony outcroppings for as far as the eye can see, the bustling highway is an economic lifeline for a country that continues to struggle with a violent insurgency.