Hearing the stories of migrants and how much suffering they endure to reach Libya touches the deepest part of my heart.
In terms of education, I have a bachelor’s degree in Government and Public Policy as well as internship experience at the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research. I had a chance to work with a few small NGOs in Sabha but I have never worked on projects as big as I work on now.
I am currently live in Ghat in Libya and have been working here since 2021. It was a difficult transition in the beginning. It got easier when the community welcomed me with open arms. Living here is peaceful.
My Day as a MRRM Case Worker
My day-to-day job consists of going on field visits to assess the needs of migrants within Ghat. We provide them with food parcels and other non-food items such as hygiene kits, solar lamps, diapers, kitchen utensils and other items depending on availability and the assessment done on the migrants. I conduct awareness sessions about the risks of irregular migration and the facts surrounding it. We also try to refer those in need of a voluntary humanitarian return to their home countries.
What Drives Me To Perform
Hearing the stories of migrants and how much suffering they endure to reach Libya really touches the deepest part of my heart. Some of them don’t make it to Libya and some of them die in the desert. This drives me to perform more so I can give migrants the correct information so migrating can be a safe process. One touching moment I experienced is when I assisted in the birth of a migrant’s baby boy. She was so grateful that she named her baby after me. It really makes me feel like I’ve achieved something big. I also had the chance to go to the Akakus desert to provide assistance to the desert population living there. The views and drawings from ancient times were beautiful.
You need to have cultural understanding and be able to demonstrate tolerance. You will be dealing with many different people coming from different cultures.
My Hope For The Future of Libya
I hope Libya will get back to where it was where we felt safe and where there is no more bloodshed between people. No matter where you come from or what you believe in, at the end of the day we are all human and we all deserve to live peacefully.
No matter where you come from or what you believe in, at the end of the day we are all human and we all deserve to live peacefully.