Firas Chaban is a Syrian refugee who’s trying to build a life for himself and his family in Berlin. It is hard to negotiate the bureaucracy, learn German and find work. And there is the worry about his people back home.
Ethiopia has been praised for its open door policy to refugees feeling war-torn South Sudan. But with no signs of the conflict ending, concerns are growing over how they can integrate into Ethiopian society.
The average number of job seekers in Germany was lower in 2018 than at any time since reunification in 1991, the Federal Labor Agency has said. Welfare numbers have also dropped, though the system is still controversial.
In a bid to speed up deportations, the lower house of Germany's parliament has voted to change the status of Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Georgia. But the new rules could still be blocked by the opposition Greens.
Fifteen Afghan girls founded the "Migratory Birds" — a newspaper made by refugees for refugees. For the young authors, reporting about their own lives is an act of self-empowerment.
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