04 Jun 2019
By: IOM Romania

Bucharest – Oday is a young man currently living in Craiova, Romania, who left his country in order to find a safer place to pursue his career and settle down. He lost his parents a long time ago, and now he only has his brothers and sisters. Three of his siblings are still in the Palestinian Territories, two of them are in Egypt in a part of the country where is still some peace, and the rest are in Great Britain.

“I was forced to leave home and to choose a country where I could live a good life and study," Oday said. "Great Britain would have been a good idea because I knew the language, but there I would need to work for eight hours a day in order to pay for my studies. Here, in Romania, you can study for free.”

SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities