Tag: refugees


  • We are all neighbours – an invitation to a summit

    We are all neighbours – an invitation to a summit

    This Sunday opens the summit for A World of Neighbours network, which we are associated with. It is a noteworthy initiative, which we have already taken part in multiple times. This year’s programme for the summit consists of workshops, lectures, discussion panels, film screenings and concerts. It is a week devoted to debates and meetings…


  • Tiba Kallas: I dreamed that my name would become known

    Tiba Kallas: I dreamed that my name would become known

    First of all, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Tiba Atheer Kallas. I’m 14. I’d like to start this letter by telling you about my dreams and asking you –  the people of Poland and the people of Europe –  to judge the crimes I’ve committed. The crimes that put my family and…


  • I survived crossing the Poland-Belarus border: a testimony

    I survived crossing the Poland-Belarus border: a testimony

    My name is Ola Sabah Hamad. I am a mother of four children and I want to tell you my story. I come from Baghdad. Living in my homeland is very difficult, especially for families who dream of a peaceful life. I was unable to feel free there with my children, but what’s more important,…


  • When Tanzania was home to Poles

    When Tanzania was home to Poles

    It is difficult to find any information about the village of Tengeru in northern Tanzania located just over 100 kilometers from Kilimanjaro. However, thousands of Poles found an asylum there in the 1940s after a long exile from Siberia


  • Syrians must pay al-Assad regime to return to their country

    Syrians must pay al-Assad regime to return to their country

    The Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad decided to cover the huge financial costs of the war by raising money from… the returning Syrian refugees


  • 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…


  • 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.


  • Canary Islands: tragic situation of migrants

    Canary Islands: tragic situation of migrants

    “They share with me their worst stories, the reasons of their decisions, the videos of the darkest moments, tears in their eyes, when they talk about their mothers or sisters,” – writes Anna Alboth, journalist and activist at Minority Rights Group Intl. and a cooperator of Salam Lab.