31-year old Abdi fled the Al-Shabaab armed group in Somalia and then waited for some time in Libya. He eventually arrived in Italy thanks to some help from other migrants.
Abdi Nasir is tall, thin and wears a Somalia football team jersey. ''From the time I was a child, I always played in my country,'' he said. Abdi, 31, arrived in Italy in December 2015 after leaving Somalia where he was working in a family-owned restaurant.
There are many problems in Somalia now, but especially for the young men between age 20 and 30, due to Al-Shabaab. They tell you to join them and then kill you if you refuse. They plant bombs, kidnap women. They took my sister and at that point my father told me to leave, to flee to another country.
Abdi said that other migrants had helped him. ''There were others from Somalia in that room and they had money. I was sick and I asked them for help. And so three people helped me to pay and I managed to leave for Italy,'' he added. In Italy "I am happy but I miss my family."
I came to Italy with many other people from Somalia but only 4 or 5 are still here. I like living here and I want to go to school and work. I thank Italy because it is helping refugees.'Once he arrived in Europe, ''my problems ended, one year and six months ago. I would like to bring my family here''. In Somalia, Abdi left his wife, a 7-year-old daughter, his father and his mother. ''I miss all of them. I would like to go back to my country one day but I do not know when. For now, the important thing is that I stay here, for my family's sake. I am happy, now.''