Refugees who fled Afghanistan helped to find work at jobs fair in Walsall

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Refugees who fled Afghanistan and moved to Walsall have been helped to find work and submit job applications at a recruitment event.

These Afghan refugees arrived to the town almost 3 months ago, and say finding work is their best hope for a new and independent life in the area.

Walsall Council has pledged to house up to 120 refugees since the mass evacuation of the country earlier this year. 

15 refugees went along to the event at the Afghan Community & Welfare Centre, where a local recruitment company met them to discuss jobs around the Midlands.

"I can make a life for my wife and my children."

One refugee at the fair, called Hamid, told ITV News Central: "If we stayed in Afghanistan they my wife and children would have been robbed of their education, but for the moment we can make a good life for them in the future."

For these refugees to manage, they know they need a steady income.

Soon they should be working in warehouses across the Midlands, thanks to help with their applications and IDs.

Ohmed Alazaw of ap2pm Recruitment, knows what they're going through because he's been in their position before.

"It means a lot to me because I came from there in 1999, I was struggling to find a job, for people to support me.

"I know 100% in the country there are people willing to give a lot of support, and I'm one of them."

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