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Germany's refugee teachers

Five years on from the refugee crisis of 2015, Germany is now home to over a million refugees. The country has also been struggling to cope with another challenge. Its population has been gradually shrinking and there is a shortage workers. So can refugees fill the gap and help Germany solve a problem of its own?

Naomi Scherbel-Ball reports on a teaching experiment with a difference - retraining refugee teachers and placing them in German schools facing a shortage of 40,000 teachers.

Photo: A former refugee now training as a teacher Credit: BBC

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