Ahmed – IOM

“They thought I didn’t survive the crossing by ship. The piece of paper with my parent’s number was the most important thing that I owned.”

“I got on board of a ship in Libya which had to bring us to Italy. 
I couldn’t take anything with me except the clothes I was wearing and a tiny little piece of paper with the phone number of my family on it.
They told me to contact them soon after my arriving in Italy.”

I survived together with about 200 others. Over 250 have drowned.
Months after my escape from Eritrea I found someone in Switzerland who could contact my family. “