Ivan from Ukraine: After returning home, what I needed most was accommodation and work. With the help of IOM, I got both.
Ivan lost his residence permit in Slovakia. At the same time, he recieved an entry ban covering the European Union.
Kata from Serbia: Now I can concentrate on a job that provides me with resources for living
Kata left Serbia when she was 21 years old. Back at home, she lived with her mother and studied law. She tried to earn some extra money through various part-time jobs, but it was not enough.
Lavra from Ukraine: I have done everything I could to support my daughter
In the past, Ms. Lavra has left Ukraine for work several times. In 2020, she decided to take this step again to earn a living and studies for her daughter.
Shota from Georgia: We seized the opportunity that has fully changed our lives
Shota also decided to look for a better paid job abroad and make money for his growing family. He was promised a job at a car factory, so he did not hesitate and arrived in Slovakia.
Hassan from Iraq: We did not know what the future would hold for us. With the help of IOM we could stand on our own two feet again
The situation at home was unstable and both living conditions and future prospects were worsening. Therefore the family decided to leave.
Minh from Vietnam: Without IOM support, I could not have returned home
Mr Minh left his native country of Vietnam in 2008, came to Slovakia legally and found employment as a factory worker.
Faisal from Afghanistan: I am satisfied, I have a job in grocery store and stable income.
Faisal fled Afghanistan when he was 14 years old. His family faced threats and decided to send their son to a safe place, hoping for his better life in Europe.
Emre from Georgia: Thanks to a good idea I got a job, I don’t need to look for it abroad
Emre from Georgia obtained a scholarship at a university in Bratislava in 2015. However, the scholarship and even having occasional part-time jobs could not...