My name is Adnan and I’m 36 years old. I come from Gujrat, a city in the province of Punjab in Pakistan. I used to work in a clothing store. But I decided to travel to Greece in 2010 to look for better opportunities. I had to take out a loan to finance my trip. I did find some casual work in Greece, but I was hardly earning enough money to repay my loan.
I went to Germany at the end of 2014 to try and start again there. Then in 2019 I decided to come back to Pakistan to be with my wife. The Immigration Office in Germany referred me to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IOM took care of my travel arrangements, and provided me with financial assistance via REAG/GARP (the Reintegration and Emigration Program for Asylum-Seekers in Germany / Government Assisted Repatriation Program).