Since ancient times, human history has been characterized by peaks of great mass migration. According to the UNHCR, the world today has the highest number of people fleeing conflict ever recorded since the Second World War.

It is estimated that displaced people, within their country or abroad, are 68.5 million in total, 1% of the world population. Of this group, most (86%) continue to live in developing countries or in areas other than Europe, "shock absorbing" nations such as Pakistan, Uganda, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan.

From the tragedy of October 3, 2013 in Lampedusa, to the migrations of 2015 on the Greek island of Lesbos, Gariwo has collected texts to understand the reasons for migrations and learn the stories of those fleeing their home.