Experienced physician who moved to Brisbane from the Middle East to escape ISIS claims she can't find a job – despite being qualified in Australia
- Manal Aqrawe fled Iraq when ISIS took over in 2014 and left her home and job
- Doctor moved to Brisbane and required medical qualifications in Australia
- She is desperately looking for work and is now looking for everything she can get
A doctor with more than 20 years of experience who has fled her home in the Middle East because of ISIS claims that she has difficulty finding a job in Australia.
Manal Aqrawe lived in Mosul, Iraq, when the terror group took over in 2014.
She then fled to Brisbane and despite obtaining medical qualifications in Australia, she claims she has been unable to find a job and remains unemployed.
Manal Aqrawe lived in Mosul, Iraq, when the terror group took over in 2014. She left her home and work to find safety (photo on the photo)
& # 39; The reason was the lack of local experience or local referees and the huge competition for limited job openings & # 39 ;, she told the ABC.
The unemployed doctor is now on the hunt for every job she can get.
Graduated in pharmaceutical sciences, Chirag Khunt, also struggled to find a job in his chosen field because he has no local experience.
& # 39; Although I have had good experiences, my experience was abroad. Every day I received e-mails with the message that my application was not successful.
& # 39; It causes some of our doctors or engineers to eventually drive taxis or Ubers. & # 39;
Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australian CEO Mohammad Al-Khafaji qualification recognition was only part of the issue.
Migrants also face job insecurity and a greater risk of vulnerability and exploitation, the Taskforce report on migrant workers 2019.
The report also mentioned that migrants believe that temporary work visas limit their chances of finding work.
After moving to Brisbane and obtaining medical qualifications in Australia, she claims it was difficult to get a job in health care. The unemployed doctor is now looking for every job she can get (stock image)
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