The two contrasting sides of German refugee policy

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2015 decision to welcome around one million refugees and asylum seekers has led to mixed fortunes four years on.

Mohammad Zarzorie, from Latakia in Syria, arrived in Germany in 2015 and now works as an engineer in a chromium plating factory on the outskirts of Munich. (Ruairi Casey/TNH)

Rejected, but ‘tolerated’

‘It’s not how I was before’

Johnson Nsiah, from Ghana, came to Germany with his wife in 2015 after they fled death threats in Libya. His wife and children are allowed to remain, but Nsiah is required to return to his home country and has been denied the right to work in Germany.

Separation by nationality

The two extremes

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