Driving an ambulance for IOM - Hamdi’s story
What is it like to drive an ambulance transporting wounded Syrian refugees from the border to the hospitals in Jordan? “There are no exact working hours. Sometimes you work 24 hours a day. You get really tired, but to help the Syrian refugees, it’s worth it,” says Hamdi.
Forty years ago, Roberto Kozak, an official with IOM (or the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration [ICEM] as it was known then), was instrumental in the release and relocation of more than 30,000 political prisoners from Chile.
As the Director General of the only agency with a global footprint that works on migration, I chaired a High Level Panel on Human Mobility in a Changing Climate during last year’s COP 21 in Paris.
Viet Thanh Nguyen's maiden novel, “The Sympathiser,” set in Vietnam and the United States – barely noticed by the lit crits – highly impressed the Pulitzer judges who called it the story of “a man of two minds and two countries”.
At a boarding gate of an airport in central Turkey, three brothers turn back – almost simultaneously – to wave goodbye.