“I tried to save him”

My name is Omar, a Palestinian dentist from Gaza. I came to Sweden during the last war in Gaza 2014 and have lived here for almost three years.

I never thought I would leave Palestine or Gaza. In my country there is no electricity, sometimes no gas, no medicin, and we are sometimes locked in, but still I love my homeland and miss it. But I had to flee because our house was bombed. Sometimes when I watch videos from Gaza I start crying, I miss it.

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Dublin Core: Language: sv Subject: asylum, refugees, A Million Stories, Sweden

Without knowing me

My name is Ahmad Baroud, I am 20 years old, originally I come from Gaza, but was born in Syria. My parents didn’t live in Palestine for long, they always went there for visits. My grandfather lived there, he had fields, property, before the place was occupied by Israel. We had a house, today we have nothing left. Everything my parents had was taken from them. So they moved to Syria and started a new life. Continue reading “Without knowing me”

Dublin Core: Language: Language will appear here Subject: refugees, asylum, a million stories, syria, germany

“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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Dublin Core: Language: swe Subject: asylum, refugees, A Million Stories, Sweden

When my daughter was five days old, they destroyed my house

Asmaa Omar is 31 years old, palestinean from Syria.
My father is from Palestine, and I am from Ghouta. I came to Denmark in 2014. I finished university and worked as a Arabic teacher. When I was 23 years old I got married. I was getting ready to take my masters degree. I wanted to write about the impact of religion on civilization. But, I couldn’t write it, since the war started. I was in an explotion and couldn’t use my head for a year. Continue reading “When my daughter was five days old, they destroyed my house”

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

Mahmouds long way to Denmark

Mahmoud Baha-Aldein Alayoubi (30), man. from Palestine, Syria

I went to school in Syria until 5th class. I didn not finish school, father has school in Damascus, and I went to help him there at the factory. He went shopping for everything they needed at the factory. It’s a factory of uniforms and jackets. I escaped from Syria because of the war, I went to Aleppo in illegal way, across the border. Continue reading “Mahmouds long way to Denmark”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: denmark, syria, aleppo, greece, palestine, a million stories, prison

Family comes first!

Nbila Salal is a 60 year old woman, from Syria, Palestine

I have 3 boys and 1 girl, I am a housewife, I waited for three years for family reunification. First time I got a rejection, I wasn’t allowed to go to Denmark, although my 16 year old daughter was in Denmark. Continue reading “Family comes first!”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: denmark, syria, damascus, palestine, refugee, a million stories, family reunification