I’m 50 years old, born in Holland, grew up in Italy and lived in Spain for 10 years before moving to Switzerland two years ago with my husband from Cuba. I work as Country Graphic Communication Leader at IKEA. I applied for the IWitness programme because I feel I need to do something and maybe help others realise that—even though life in refugee camps and the people who are forced to live there seem almost alien, distant and unreal—they are children, women and men who had lives and dreams just like all of us before events ruined their lives. I realise we could have been them, just like that. I hope that through this programme I can contribute with a tiny drop to raise consciousness and create empathy by giving testimony of what is happening to people just like us who need and have the right to live a dignified live.