Migrating regionally – migrant stories

The following stories were originally compiled for the Mixed Migration Review 2023 and have been reproduced here for wider access through this website’s readership. 

This is a series of in-depth and personal stories, based on interviews with refugees and migrants who migrated regionally in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.

Leaving Eritrea is hard and illegal

“Sometimes I thought we are going to be kidnapped.” 

Map Eritrea














University life in Morocco

“Our quality of life here makes us want to stay.”

Map - Morocco














Learning about life in Dakar, Senegal

“A person without a vision doesn’t know where they’re going.” 

Map - Senegal














Finding hope in Chile

“Life has taught us that we must adapt.”

Map - Chile













Arriving in Malaysia on foot

“Every day is challenging.”

Map - Malaysia