Poland (Barka) – The Domino Effect

TVN, 11:00
17 May 2015
Domino effect

It was not a swamp, but rather hell” – this is how Rysiek, one of the subjects of the sixth episode of the Domino Effect, describes his life as an immigrant. He was able to transform his fate thanks to Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Wzajemnej ‘Barka’ (the Barka Foundation for Mutual Aid). Today he lives and works in one of the communities run by the Foundation in Chudobczyce, a village close to Poznań. Homelessness is a crucial issue, one of the most difficult social problems to find a solution for. And it exists both in affluent and in poor societies. It is estimated that in Poland there are between 30,000 and 300,000 homeless. The most frequent reasons behind homelessness are alcoholism and unemployment, which lead to people ending up in extreme poverty and getting evicted. We kindly invite you to watch the episode available in Polish at: http://player.pl/programy-online/efekt-domina-odcinki,1991/odcinek-6,S02E06,50664.html

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