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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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,

It was difficult to live apart from my husband

Woman, 23 years old from Syria. Now living in Denmark.

My husband fled Syria in 2012, because of the dangerous situation and the fact that the police had captured him. From this time, I didn’t see him until the end of 2016, where we met in Malaysia. We had not seen each other in four – almost five years and this was one of the only places in the world that we could meet at that time. Continue reading “It was difficult to live apart from my husband”

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