Reunited: A Mother’s Journey

Meet ‘F,’ a resilient Iranian mother whose life took a heart-wrenching turn three years ago. Her story is a testament to the enduring power of hope, love, and the kindness of strangers.

Three years ago, F’s world was shattered when her two children, aged 15 and 17 at the time, were forced to flee Iran. Separated from them, she grappled with unimaginable grief and anxiety, her days marked by endless worry for their safety. She recounts those agonizing years, saying, “For three years, I did not see my children. I was worried about their safety and cannot explain how much I missed them. It was so hard. For the last three years, I cried every day. I went to sleep every day looking at a picture of my children and praying we would be together soon.”

In Iran, her tears were the only expression of her anguish. Yet, her story took a dramatic turn when she arrived in Belgium and was finally reunited with her beloved children. The transformation in her life was nothing short of miraculous. F recalls, “Now, ever since I arrived in Belgium and was reunited with my children, the only thing I can do is laugh! I would like to thank the person who bought me the ticket from the bottom of my heart. I still cannot believe that somebody was so kind to help me and my family in this way.”

Her gratitude knows no bounds, and she expresses her deepest wishes for the anonymous donor who made this reunion possible. “I pray to God that he will do everything to give the donor of the ticket a good life. Thank you!”

F’s story is a poignant reminder of the profound impact of generosity and compassion. It highlights the remarkable journey from separation to reunion, a testament to the enduring power of love and the hope that keeps families together, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

How Miles4Migrants helps

We collaborate with a network of global non-governmental organization (NGO) partners who work directly with refugees and migrants to identify and verify individuals who are financially unable to afford air travel. Once our partners submit flight requests, we use donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, travel vouchers, and cash to eliminate transportation barriers for the most vulnerable individuals affected by war, persecution, or climate disaster. Our goal is to help these individuals reunite with their loved ones and start a new life in a safe environment.

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– According to the United Nations, there are currently 108 million individuals forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide.  

– The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that seeking asylum is a fundamental human right. Everyone has the right to life and liberty. Everyone has the right to freedom from fear. Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution.

As migration is often the last option for survival, migrants may embark on clandestine journeys, subject to danger, extortion, and inhumane conditions

Once they finally get legal approval for resettlement, migrants face another challenge that makes the journey seem impossible: the transportation costs.

There are many ways for you to get involved and help us continue our work:

You can donate cash to help us cover operational expenses or contribute your unused air miles, credit card points, or travel vouchers to help us book flights for refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, you can help us spread the word about our cause and our impact on the lives of those we serve.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, has the power to make a difference. Thank you for considering supporting our mission.

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