Im a woman, a mother, a lawyer, not a refugee

I was born in Lebanon and have four sisters. We moved to Syria because we are Syrian. I grew up in Aleppo with my mother because my dad died when I was 3 years old. My mom struggled to get education. Studied and worked in the university. I got my education at the university of Aleppo, where I studied international criminal law. I started my training with a lawyer, and after that I had my own company as a lawyer since 2005. I worked very hard. I made a good reputation. Had a good job, and good customers. I worked when the war started, but it was a very bad experience working during the war. Continue reading “Im a woman, a mother, a lawyer, not a refugee”

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

“I am stateless”

My name is Mohamed and I’m 17 years old.
I was born in Saudi Arabia but can still say that I am stateless. I grew up in Saudi Arabia and taught their tradition. The older I became, it felt like I was not welcome in Saudi Arabia.

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

“I was on my way to my death”

My name is Khaled and come from Mosul in Iraq. I lived a regular life until the country became insecure and there was no future for me. I studied and worked during the summer. Then Isis entered the city of Mosul and it was not possible to live there anymore and I had to flee. I first fled to Syria and then to Turkey. I fled alone.

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

“Dad if I die in the sea, I will tell God that it was your fault”

My name is Rashid and I’m a Palestinian born in Damascus. I have lived 9 months in Sweden.
In Syria I lived an ordinary life. I studied and worked in a plastic factory. My family decided to leave the country because of the war. To create a future. As Palestinians we did’nt have a citizenship in Syria.

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

“It was difficult to breathe and to be completely quiet”

My name is Tariq, I’m 23 years old and come from Syria. Today I live in Malmö.
I lived in a city called Dara. I studied and worked at the same time. I finished high school and I wanted to go to college, but there was no security in the country so it did’nt work.

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

“I survived”

My name is Josef and I come from Damascus in Syria.
I was born in the Yarmuk refugee camp and studied in UNRWA schools in Syria. Then I studied Economics at Damascus University. As a youth, I was politically active about the Palestinian issue. I was imprisoned several times by the Syrian government because of my political activities. I traveled to Saudi Arabia for 4 years to work as an economist, and then I moved back to Syria. I got married and got 4 Children.

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