Tag: migrants


  • Who founded a Polish village near Istanbul?

    Who founded a Polish village near Istanbul?

    Ludwika Śniadecka – a Polish woman, the leading spokeswoman for the Polish independence movement, the unrequited love of Juliusz Słowacki.

  • “These were the orders”. A soldier learns the truth about refugees

    “These were the orders”. A soldier learns the truth about refugees

    A couple days ago I picked up two boys seeking to hitchhike. Okay, two young men. They are both nineteen. One of them was from the Territorial Defence Forces. He has never seen a refugee. He never participated in deportation or pushbacks. When asked “what will you do when you see a refugee family in the forest?”, he replied, “I’ll call the Border Guard”.

  • I look at Poland with great envy. Appreciate your solidarity

    I look at Poland with great envy. Appreciate your solidarity

    “Lithuania received 43 million euros from the European Union, to keep refugees in closed centres throughout the country. So, de-facto it received money so that they can violate human rights in refugee camps”.

  • “Welcome to Guantánamo”, that is, to Poland

    “Welcome to Guantánamo”, that is, to Poland

    “I had heard that through Belarus I could reach the European Union. I was supposed to find there the end of suffering and the possibility of stabilisation. The decision was taken in haste and I decided to take this step, which I now regret. At present, I’m in the EU, where instead of freedom and peaceful life, there are prisons, soldiers and violence” – says Farid from Iraq. “Welcome to Guantánamo” – the refugees kept repeating. However, we are not talking about the infamous prison for people suspected of terrorist offences. We are talking about the Guarded Centers for Foreigners in Poland.

  • Sunburnt. A flee from Kabul told by Lemar Elyassi

    Sunburnt. A flee from Kabul told by Lemar Elyassi

    In our society when a girl is underage, she stays under the custody of her father, when she is married, she is under the custody of her husband. It means that a girl is never independent. Read a story of a young doctor from Afghanistan living in Poland.

  • “All I wanted was freedom and safety”. A refugee exclusively for Salam Lab

    “All I wanted was freedom and safety”. A refugee exclusively for Salam Lab

    “I am Rojin Shamo from Iraqi Kurdistan. I am a Yazidi and being a Yazidi is not easy. I’ve always wanted freedom. Europe seemed to be the solution to my problem. I arrived in Lithuania last year, on June 21st to be exact. I live in a refugee camp. My dreams of freedom in Europe ended with me living alongside complete strangers.

  • Zombie in my city. A journalist who fled Afghanistan is now safe in Poland

    Zombie in my city. A journalist who fled Afghanistan is now safe in Poland

    My name is Nasratullah Taban. Before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, I’ve been working as a journalist covering affairs in Central Asia, Afghanistan and Russia for the past six years. Now I am trying to manage my life in Poland. After all, living in Europe can be a little different than living in the countryside of Afghanistan.

  • “We don’t want them to feel lonely”. How the Vietnamese support Polish medics

    “We don’t want them to feel lonely”. How the Vietnamese support Polish medics

    Masks, beds, and thousands of hot meals. Despite many difficulties, the Vietnamese living in Poland support Polish medics from their own funds. They do it because they feel that Poland is their home worth caring for.

  • We owe the Pfizer vaccine to refugees. The owner of the company revealed his family history

    We owe the Pfizer vaccine to refugees. The owner of the company revealed his family history

    The story of Pfizer’s CEO raises many key questions. How many great minds like Abraham Bourla were claimed in World War II? How many inventors, discoverers, people of science gave their lives because of someone’s unjustified hatred? And finally – how many people who would change the face of the world die every day in armed conflicts in Syria, Turkey or Yemen?

  • He wanted a better life for his child. Afghan refugee accused of the death of his son

    He wanted a better life for his child. Afghan refugee accused of the death of his son

    Arriving at Samos was supposed to be a new beginning for the 25-year-old Afghani and his son. The man put their fate into the hands of smugglers and decided to head for Greece. This decision turned his life into a nightmare.

  • Heroes or Pirates? – Three Refugees accused of hijacking a ship on the Mediterranean Sea

    Heroes or Pirates? – Three Refugees accused of hijacking a ship on the Mediterranean Sea

    Three boys, whose mediation skills helped to save lives of over 100 refugees on the Mediterranean Sea, were charged with hijacking a ship and terrorism. What is their story?

  • Millions pay the price for the EU’s failure to fulfill its responsibilities

    Millions pay the price for the EU’s failure to fulfill its responsibilities

    People like Maleka, a 26-years-old pregnant refugee from Afghanistan, who out of despair set herself on fire, are paying the price for a decision taken 5 years ago by EU officials.