Personal Stories With a Migrant’s View

Personal Stories With a Migrant's View


In this episode of A Migrant’s View, we’re doing things a little differently. Instead of sharing a video with Nassim Majidi of Samuel Hall, we’ve dedicated this space to the personal stories of migrants and refugees we’d like to share with you, in addition to facts and evidence. These stories spotlight the traumas, losses, hopes, and motivations that are crucial to understanding the nuance and complexity behind individuals on the move.

Photos by Talitha Brauer

Here Are Our Picks


Brother’s Keeper International is a project founded by photojournalist Talitha Brauer that gives a small glimpse into the worlds of refugees: where they’ve come from, their hopes as they move into an uncertain future, and the dignity that clothes each and every person.

Coda Story is a new, in-depth journalism platform. It devotes a strand of its reporting to the situations refugees face in Europe today.

First-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution, and hardship Рdrawing on footage filmed by the families themselves as they leave their homes on dangerous journeys in search of safety and refuge in Europe.

A story on Medium: “At age six, I ran away with my sister to escape the Rwandan massacre. We spent seven years as refugees. What do you want me to do about it? Cry?”

The ‘illegal’ traveller is an auto-ethnography of borders by Shahram Khosravi (clicking leads to automatic PDF download).

This photo essay by Save the Children and Talitha Brauer shares the journey of one Syrian family travelling from Hungary to Germany.

Telling the Real Story is a community-based platform created by UNHCR to tell the stories and journeys of Eritrean and Somali asylum-seekers and refugees – stories are accepted for submission.

i am a refugee – i am a migrant is a campaign that supports the UN Global Compact initiative for positive global change through business by featuring personal stories of refugees and migrants.

Voices on the Move is a platform collecting stories of those in transit and for those who want a glimpse into other worldviews.


Watch this ARTE Reportage to learn, directly from refugees around the world, what it’s like to live in camps.

This Instagram account called “asyluminfocus” depicts the journeys of asylum-seekers in Greece.

Personal narratives – video and articles – of resettlement from UNHCR.

These seven free short films about refugees have been recommended by human rights educators.

Other great resources missing from our list? Share them with us on Twitter @migrmatters or email us at!

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