It was extremely difficult for me as a woman to be alone in Saudi Arabia

Maysa, 37 years old from Hama in Syria

I came to Denmark 15 November 2015.
Before the war, I had a beautiful life. I am a certified lawyer. I use to go all over the place, to visit, to parties and to live life.
In Syria, I worked as a manager for the employees. Continue reading “It was extremely difficult for me as a woman to be alone in Saudi Arabia”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, hama, refugee,

The problem in Syria is that the information is restricted

Mohannad Ayoubi is 28 years old, a palestinian, but born in Damascus and I have lived there all of my life.

I came to Denmark on the 16th of February 2015. I used to work in IT-support in the Danish environmental protection agency in Aarhus. Before that I worked with IT development in Novicell. I stopped working there because I got accepted at the University in Aarhus, to study civil engineering, which I also studies in Damascus. Continue reading “The problem in Syria is that the information is restricted”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, palestine, syria, refugee, education,

I didn’t think there was another country that I could manage to live in

Male, 29 years old, from Lattekia Syrien, now living in Sweden Malmö.

I’m from Lattekia in Syria and my whole family are there.
I don’t know how where I will start my story, but I shall tell what happened exactly and what made me flee from my country. I was living in Syria in Lattekia, and I was working and it was a normal life, together with my family. It was right after I finished my obligatory military service, and at this time it was my plan to get married and to work and live a normal life. Then the events began in Syria. Continue reading “I didn’t think there was another country that I could manage to live in”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, military, refugee,

I have to think ahead, not only about the current situation

Mohammad Daoud, 36 years old, from Syria.

I live here in Malmö with my family. We came here to Sweden, to Malmö in 2014, but not directly from Syria. We came from United Arab Emirates. I lived there for 10 years before coming here to Sweden. Continue reading “I have to think ahead, not only about the current situation”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, sweden, refugee, education, teacher,

I wish to continue my studies as an auto mechanic

Obada Nema is 26 years old. He is from Damascus, Syria.

My life before the war: I was studying and working. I was studying journalism in Damascus University. I worked in many cafeterias, and as a clerk. I was summoned to join the military, but I refused. I escaped from Syria to Egypt, where I stayed for one year. Continue reading “I wish to continue my studies as an auto mechanic”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, damascus, journalism, refugee, auto mechanic,

I will be graduating next year

Malaka Kweider is 21 years old, and is from Damascus, Syria.

Before the war, I was in the 10th grade. Life was very beautiful, without any problems. Our life was very normal before the war. During the war, our life was very stressful. I was afraid of everything. There was no safe places. Even the short 7-minute walk to school was impossible for me to walk alone. Continue reading “I will be graduating next year”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, damascus, refugee, education,

A sweet thing that happened in the midst of all the difficulties

Deala is a 37 year old woman from Damascus, Syria.

I finished school after 9th grade and didn’t continue. I married after that and became a housewife. I love this life and to be a homemaker. I got my first girl after one year and I now have four children. Three of them I got in Syria and the fourth I got here in Denmark. Continue reading “A sweet thing that happened in the midst of all the difficulties”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, pregnancy, refugee, housewife,

I was lucky to get here

My name is Daniel, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Eritrea. I want to tell a little bit about myself, and why I came to Denmark.

I have two brothers and we lived together with my mum. My younger brother still lives in Eritrea with my mum, but my older brother lives in Germany. Continue reading “I was lucky to get here”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, eritrea, sudan, ethiopia, refugee,