Ridwan’s Story: Smugglers are always lying
– “Day and night I’d see photos of my friends in Europe, they lived good lives. My friends who travelled with smugglers and live in Europe would always tell me, ‘There’s a good future for you here. Come out.’ That’s when I had the idea of that new life and good future. I’d try to be part of the life my friends were in.”
Ridwan is a young man who grew up in Hargeisa, Somalia. He was satisfied with life, with his family, and his friends. He wanted to become a journalist. In the afternoons he used to play football and drink coffee with his friends.
Then one day he started to get messages on social media from friends who had gone to Europe. This disturbed him.