Like so many refugees, Moro Yapha came to Berlin with false expectations . He thought he could study and work here. He is 28, comes from Gambia and fled to Germany via the Mediterranean Sea and Italy in 2014 . The Gambia is one of the poorest countries in Africa. Around 10,000 people flee from there every year – and that with a population of only two million.

After six months in Berlin, he was supposed to be deported to Italy . He didn’t go , built up a network, got involved in politics and got a work permit. Since Moro fled, he has made it his business to be a contact person for his compatriots. Because the people in the African countries of origin often do not know how dangerous it is to flee and what to expect in Germany .