In this episode of Europe Talks Back, Gail Rego tells the story of Elmi, a 60-year-old man who emigrated to Poland twenty-seven years ago from Somalia. Elmi started a new life in Poland’s capital Warsaw and in 2007 established the Foundation “Good Start” in order to help newly arrived migrants with navigating the complex asylum process, translating official documents, arranging hospital visits, and organising Polish language courses.
Almost three decades after arriving in Warsaw, he had to deal with the ruling Law and Justice Party’s hardline on immigration. Still, the opposition’s victory in the October elections is giving him fresh hope for the future. Reporting on the ground by Maria Dybcio.