IOM Staff Blog
Humanitarian Emergencies are Hard but the Work is Worth it – IOM Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Engineer
Peter Nzabanita is a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in Uganda. A father of a boy and two little girls, Peter has had to get used to being away from his family for long periods of time while overseeing work in Uganda’s refugee settlements hundreds of kilometres from their home.
Reflecting on her own journey from studying conservation biology to working in airport handling, and then the UN Migration agency and now in Mali, Veronica reiterates her faith in effort, perseverance and merit.
“You don’t need a backdoor to pursue your career. As long as you are determined, and you are committed to it, you pursue it, you will get it. You don’t need to know somebody, but somebody will definitely know you.”
On Monday 26 November, Alinda celebrated her first birthday, something the parents could not have imagined three months earlier.
Catherine Anena Okello is an Operations Assistant with IOM Uganda, until recently based in Kyaka II refugee Settlement.