From Ivory Coast to Italy, with family in my heart

When and why did you leave your country?

I left in 2011 because of economic difficulties caused by the political crisis

Where did you start your journey?

Burkina Faso

Which countries did you travel through?

Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Algeria, Libya

Why did you choose this country rather than another country?

Because it is the closest entry point, on the coast

What was your principal difficulty once you arrived in the host country?

I was a bit isolated, I had no Italian friends, we didn’t understand each other, I was seen as a foreigner. I like going around alone but I was always alone, both because of the language and the mistrust

Do you have a job?


Do you have local friends


What do you like most in the host country?

My friends

What do you do in your spare time?

I always try to learn new things

What do you want to do in host city?

Work, study, get married and have a family

What do you think will help newcomers?

Getting information, getting guidance

What do you miss about your country?

The family. Even if wood stays in the water for a hundred years it cannot become a crocodile

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