Stories
06 Sep 2021

Abdi Gameda Chali is a 33-year-old Ethiopian who came to Norway to escape political persecution in his home country after he was imprisoned for his political beliefs. A broker brought him to Norway, where he expected life to be good, as he had heard. It was. But recent political changes in Ethiopia due to a new administration convinced him to return home. IOM helped him do that.

He was very happy and excited when he first returned home, and so was his family, whom he had been looking forward to meeting. They prepared a feast to celebrate his return. Now he is settling back into life in Ethiopia, where he is comfortable. He still loves to be together with his family, and he trying to get a license to start a construction business. He plans to build his construction business and become successful in five years.

“I am happy to be back in Ethiopia and together with my family”

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