At first glance, the building of the Al-Wafae Association in Oujda, one of the slightly run-down houses, as it is often found in Moroccan suburbs. But as soon as the door is open-minded, turns out to be the house as spacious and well-structured organism. There are jobs, and workshops for hairdressers, cooks, tailors, and computer science. “We are trying to integrate migrants through vocational training,” says Benyouness Mchiouer of al-Wafae. Only the illegal trade is not to eradicate.

The border town of Oujda is located in the extreme North-East of Morocco and is, for many migrants, the springboard into the European Paradise. Because from there, there are several ways to reach European soil.

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