Ghanaian battling homelessness, drug addiction in Italy seeks help to return home

A Ghanaian man, known as Shamo, finds himself trapped in a cycle of homelessness and drug addiction on the unforgiving streets of Italy, a heart-rending tale echoing the struggles of many migrants.

Ghanaian in Italy seeks help to return home as he battles homelessness, drug addiction

Originally hailing from Tafo-Ahenebronum in Ghana, Shamo's journey to Italy was once filled with hope for a better life, but it has since spiralled into a desperate plea for assistance from his homeland.

In a video shared by EDHUB, an X page, Ibrahim Abass, a compassionate compatriot residing in Italy, has taken it upon himself to reach out to Shamo, offering clothes and a place to stay in his own home. However, despite Abass's efforts, Shamo remains resolute in his decision to remain on the streets, declining the offer of shelter.

Shamo's situation underscores the harsh realities faced by many migrants who leave their homelands in search of greener pastures, only to find themselves grappling with unforeseen challenges abroad. His story serves as a stark reminder of the perils of migration and the vulnerabilities faced by those who find themselves stranded in foreign lands.

Now, Shamo is turning to his fellow Ghanaians, particularly his family back home, in a desperate plea for help to return to Ghana. His hope is to break free from the clutches of addiction and homelessness and to rebuild his life with the support of his community.


As Shamo's cry for help reverberates across continents, it highlights the urgent need for solidarity and assistance for those who find themselves in similar circumstances. It underscores the importance of addressing the root causes of migration and providing comprehensive support systems for vulnerable individuals, both at home and abroad.


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