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 hope to work as a make-up artist, as I did in Damascus

Dana Alfar 25 is years old. She is a Palestinian refugee from Damascus, Syria.

My life before the war was acceptable. I was studying at high school, and I had a certification as a make-up artist from an institute in Damascus. I have also studied one year of accounting in 2015. Continue reading “I hope to work as a make-up artist, as I did in Damascus”

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