The truth without fear

My name is Rabia, I am 19 years old and come from Iraq from a city called Sinjar. At the moment I live with my brother and sister in Cologne Godorf, Germany. My homeland Iraq was once a beautiful country, today it is no longer as it once was. It’s war and death. Poverty is widespread everywhere in the country. The people of Iraq are very sad.

Peace has left the country, there are rules, but they do not fit the people or the nation. The situation in Iraq is not good. Continue reading “The truth without fear”

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“Hurricane”

My name is Hakam and I am from Hamaa in Syria. I left Syria in early 2012 hoping to do something in Tunisia, but unfortunately, I did not manage to find work in Tunisia because their rules are difficult and life was tough.

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“My wife was injured and passed away two days later”


My name is Mohamad, Palestinian from the Yarmuk refugee in Damascus. We decided to leave Yarmuk when it became uncertain in the area, 90 percent of the Yarmouk population fled. I saw people die in front of me. My house was destroyed and my wife was injured and passed away two days later.

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Hope of the path

My name is Osso and I come from Hassaka, the city in North East Syria is about an hour away from Turkey. About 700,000 citizens of different nations live there. Kurds, Arabs, Armenians. There are many religions represented in Hassaka, Hassaka is a colorful city almost like a small Syria. I love it very much, my little town.

Before I came here, I lived there with my parents and my siblings. I always miss my old life, we were a community, we lived together, ate together, cooked together. It was much nicer for me than it is today. Continue reading “Hope of the path”

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I immediately started to learn German

I’m Mohammed. I’m 19 years old. Two years ago I came to Germany because of the war in Syria.

At first I was forced to go to Turkey. After that I went back to my city (Kobani) after ISIS was gone. But I couldn’t live and study there without work. That’s why I decided to come to Germany. Continue reading “I immediately started to learn German”

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