How Germany helps and hurts its refugees - Part Two

asylum seekers on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea are rescued (Wikimedia/Irish defence forces)

asylum seekers on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea are rescued (Wikimedia/Irish defence forces)

In an emotional interview, we speak to Khaled, a refugee from Syria, about his dangerous journey from Latakia to Berlin.

Khaled reveals how, during his dangerous sea crossing, human traffickers extorted money from asylum seekers, threatening to throw them overboard if they did not pay.

He describes the terrible conditions after arriving in Germany, abuse by staff at a shelter for refugees and his feeling of hopelessness that drove him to attempt suicide.

The story he tells is just one among millions.

Music by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)
Khaled's name has been changed to protect his privacy