The task is significant. Germany’s Federal Labour Office says it advised 322,000 asylum-seekers and refugees looking for work in July alone. Many struggle with the language and missing paperwork and others find they must re-train and embark on a new career.
For the determined, opportunities are there. Newcomers training with some of Germany’s top firms say landing a job means more than just a pay packet. Work means integration, acceptance, recognition and self-confidence.
Read more at http://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2016/8/57b4441a4/refugees-find-chance-flourish-german-workforce.html
Mehbratu is a man on a mission. He is a refugee from Eritrea, and he knows that thousands of others like him dream about going to Europe. But he’s afraid they might not think through the risks of getting there.
So he’s painting what those risks look like. Mebrahtu started painting when he was young, because he saw his brother do it and he was impressed. Now, he tries to put those years of self-study to work to potentially save lives.