In 2013, the atrocity of the civil war forced Mohammed Ettot and his family to flee Syria, in a long journey that conducted them to Morocco. After getting the Moroccan residency, Mohamed worked as a cook in a small restaurant. Later, he worked harder in order to open his own Syrian restaurant. Nowadays, “Abtal Acham” embodies his dream that came true, thanks to his efforts and the UNHCR’s support.
Global Migration News puts a spotlight on the untold stories of migrants and their migration journeys, and the factors that impact on them, worldwide. The TV news show was presented and produced by students on the first ever Global Migration Media Academy (GMMA) Summer School, held at the University of Galway, Ireland, in June 2022.
After experiencing discrimination at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic from their own relatives, neighbors, and community, Avinash has been engaging people in dialogue. His daughter, Sam, is fighting back through her documentary on migrant issues in the Philippines.