For the IOM Germany Diaspora Newsletter December 2022 issue, IOM Germany spoke with Moro Yapha, a Gambia Diaspora Mentor, and Susanne Bellinghausen, Project Manager at #MMN about the project and safe migration options for migrants from Ghana and The Gambia.
Seedy Saidykhan a Gambian migrant, influencer and activist, now residing in Germany talks about his journey and the challanges of living in Europe.
Marie (not her real name), shares her story of being a victim of human trafficking after being lured to Lebanon by her uncle.
Cameroonian filmmaker Blaise Baneh Mbu speaks about his experiences as a migrant, and his work with the Global South Network.
#Throwback: Nyima Camara shares her story about migrating to Germany in winter, her educational achievements, and why she finally returned to The Gambia.
The #MMN Smart Migration Guide offers information, discussion topics, and resources to be used by trainers and potential migrants to learn about the impact and consequences of migration.
Protect yourself and your loved ones against human trafficking! Here are some tips:
Traffickers use social media, emails, and messaging apps to identify, groom, and recruit victims, including children. However, technology also provides an opportunity to spread truth and fight back against trafficking.
A recent report by the UN’s Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya shows that migrants and refugees detained in the North African country are severely abused. Women in particular suffer sexual violence and are raped in exchange for food.
Tandem is an exchange programme that invites people from African countries and Germany to explore the history of colonialism from different perspectives and to engage with the postcolonial present.
You can find more data at the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre.
Rama Sagna finished her Bachelor at an university in Dakar, Senegal, before deciding to continue her studies in France. She shares her experience and the advantages and disadvantages for an African student abroad at wakawell.info.
Are you interested in entrepreneurship? You can find free online courses and MOOCs (massive open online courses) from universities around the world through the link.
Find articles and practical tools that can be used in the fields of awareness raising, community outreach and engagement, and communication for development (C4D). AND: The #MMN toolkit.
Find more information about migration as a gender equality issue-
If you know someone who has gone missing while migrating, you can find information about civil society and non-governmental groups that may help you in your search through this link.
For Germany, like most countries, you need a visa to legally enter the country. If you don't know which one to apply for, the Visa Navigator can help you find the one that best fits your situation.
4 weeks ago, #MMN created an experience that allowed players of the #MMN game to become lifesize paws.
The #MMN #smartmigration poster lists the most important information about migration - as well as sources to find more info - all at a glance.
When a reporter tells a migration story in a balanced and ethical way, they are helping migrants make informed decisions. Accurate information can help communities and families support migrants in making knowledgeable choices. And it can help save lives.
In #defyhatenow's field guide, you can find information on mental health and wellness, as well as tools and tips to help you and others live each day more joyfully.
To entrap people as “clients” and make profits, human traffickers make use of many lies and false promises. Go to www.rumoursaboutgermany.info to find the most common and most absurd lies that refugees were told by criminals.
Listen to this podcast of the Global Perspectives Initiative on the causes of migration, the role of African-European partnerships, the possible transformation of migration policy, and the responsibility of the Global North.
The 6th episode of the #MMN_Voices Ghana podcast features political campaign strategist Lewamm Ghebremariam, who gives useful insights and information on strategies, resources, challenges, and opportunities in regards to the empowerment of women in diaspora communities.
How much do you know about women and migration? Take the quiz at https://womenandmigration.com to find out.
Three comics about migration experience, available for free on https://migrantmedia.network
The #MMN Smart Migration Guides are available online, free of charge.
Breaking the Silence around Sextortion - report by Transparency International.
Bayan Salaymeh has moved across three continents to study. She not only learned a lot about feminism, but also about discrimination.
The #MMN game “Think carefully, move slowly” is a role-playing game that shows the dangers of irregular migration, but also the possibilities of legal migration thus fostering experiential learning.
Women in Migration - Preventing Human Trafficking through Access to Information will focus on the impact of trafficking on Gambian women and ways women can protect themselves through learning to access accurate information. When: Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 11:00am The Gambia, 12:00pm Germany Where: Online, via Zoom Register now!
The German interior ministry has launched a new help and information portal for people fleeing the Ukraine and arriving in Germany.
You can also find detailed information on accommodation, assistance, work and study options, and state aid on: https://handbookgermany.de/de/ukraine-info/en.html
A good overview of accommodations, medical care, and options of staying in Berlin or moving to other part of the country is provided by InfoMigrants
Yesterday the EU member states agreed that people fleeing the war in Ukraine will automatically be granted temporary protection for up to three years. The temporary protection is granted to the following groups: ...
If you speak Fula, listen to Isatou K. Jallow (#MMN regional coordinator), Bubacarr Sidibeh (Regional Youth Chairperson), and Matar Samba (a Lecturer at the University of The Gambia) talk about migration.
For those of you interested in career development and self-empowerment, come join our online meeting and learn how to create SMART goals that will help you reach your goals. When? Monday, 28. February 2022, from 4-5pm, GMT Register here.
Watch the story about the dangerous journey refugees from African countries sometimes take to reach Europe and the hardships they face when they arrive. link in bio Based on the song "Let me say my mind" by Jain (Destiny) and Wind (Kelvin) of Wind-Jain Eagle Entertainment.
If you are thinking about migrating, take time to think about it carefully. One tool that can help you to set and achieve goals is using SMART goals. Find out more about SMART goals in the #MMN Field Guide.
The topic: FASHION ・SUSTAINABILITY ・AFRICA - how the Ghanaian fashion industry can become a resource for sustainable alternatives to migration: Saturday 19.02.2022, 5-9pm (CET), r0g_office, Knobelsdorffstr. 22, 14059 Berlin and live on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrantmedianetwork
#ThrowBackSunday: In November, we held a #MMN meetup on Women and Migration – Creating Safe Spaces for Migrant Women.
In The Gambia, our local coordinators have a radio talk show at the Kerewan Community Radio. If you speak Mandinka, listen to the episode where #MMN diaspora mentor Karamo Conteh and local coordinator Muhammed Suwareh discuss the #MMN Field Guide and Karamo’s personal migration experience.
The DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) offers a platform where anyone interested in studying in Germany can find information on funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in Germany.
Many migrants and refugees have a hard time finding employment, yet at the same time, companies are desperately looking for employees. socialbee wants to change that.
Anthony from Liberia has spent the past seven months in a reception center for asylum seekers in the town of Eisenhüttenstadt in east Germany, near the Polish border. He shares his story on informigrants.net
Good news for everyone who listens to podcasts on the way to and from work, school, or shopping! #MMN_Voices is now available on Spotify!
If you are thinking about migrating, take time to think about it carefully. Find out more about SMART goals in the #MMN Field Guide.
In the 5th episode of the #MMN_Voices Ghana podcast, Kwame Ababio explains the concept behind https://www.smartfarmer.com.co, shares his knowledge about setting up a business, and gives advice for young entrepreneurs.
A comic about a Hamburg refugee clinic and why access to psychotherapy is fundamental.
Nyima Camara shares her story about migrating to Germany in winter, her educational achievements, and why she finally returned to The Gambia.
More than 3,000 migrants lost their lives while trying to get to another country in 2020 - 1,800 of them on their way to Europe alone, according to the UN Organisation for Migration (IOM). Knowing about #SafeMigration options can help save lives!
A new study provides insights regarding the complex concept of refugee self-reliance and the myriad factors that influence its achievement.
Read Dr.rer.nat. Cosmas Kombat Lambini's article about Harnessing the potential of human mobility on #MMN’s blog
Don’t miss the new #MMN Podcast “Story of a Regular Migrant Who Took Film Creativity Home”. Sheriff Junior talks to @princebasankanugambia, a Gambian filmmaker, about his life, his experience in Germany, and his immense contribution to Gambia’s film industry.
We are very excited that our colleague, @nyimasbantabatv, is the first refugee advisor in the German Delegation to the High Level Official’s Meeting in Geneva.
Misinformation is dangerous and often life threatening. InfoMigrants is a news site designed to provide potential migrants with correct information at every point of the journey: in their country of origin, along the route, and in the places where they hope to start a new life.
Moro Yapha from Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio talks to #MMN Community Managers Nyima Jadama and Benedictus Agbelom about their role in the project, challenges for 2022 and the successes of 2021.
While all refugees face an employment disadvantage compared to their local counterparts, refugee women in particular face an even bigger employment gap. With a mentoring program for refugee women @tentorg and its partner organization @startsteps_germany aims to close this gap.
Education empowers. Kiron University offers a free online portal for higher education entirely designated for refugees.
Our new podcast is out: Ebrima, a young Gambian, was fooled into taking an irregular migration route to Libya, hoping for a better life in Europe.
The #MMN Field Guide Kit consists of many resources, all created to help potential migrants clarify their goals and make informed migration decisions.
Don’t miss our new #MMN_Voices Podcast about how to apply for scholarships.
While all refugees face an employment disadvantage compared to their local counterparts, refugee women in particular face an even bigger employment gap. With a mentoring program for refugee women @tentorg and its partner organization @startsteps_germany aims to close this gap: Mentorship program for refugee women.