Meeting with representative of COPE Galway and Polish homeless
On the 10th of April Barka IE staff had a meeting with representatives of COPE Galway Fairgeen Hostel and COPE Galway Day Center. As a result of the commitment and instant response of the Polish Consulate in Dublin the passport was processed for one of the migrants, who found himself in extreme circumstances. This will allow him to receive the necessary medical care and other services. This was our second visit to Galway. First time Barka staff members visited Fairgreen Hostel and some Polish migrants who had lived there in May 2012. The COPE Galway representatives informed us about the extremely poor living conditions of homeless Polish people who have been living in Galway for several years. As part of this visit Barka employees had the opportunity to have long conversations with the Poles living on the streets. Also during this meeting Barka staff made a presentation on the ethos, programs and operation of the Barka organization both in Poland and abroad.