There are SO many Danish people who helped us

Mohamad Alkhoraki is 27 years old, from Damascus, Syria

I came to Denmark in 2014 with my younger brother who just turned 24. In Syria I worked as a hairdresser, and I had a salon of my own since I was 15 years old. Right now I am finishing an education to become a hairdresser by profession, and I have an intership at Sthur. In November 2018 I will become a hairdresser! It only takes me two years because I have training from Syria. Continue reading “There are SO many Danish people who helped us”

Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, family reunification, hairdresser, hairstylist, denmark, syria, frederikshavn, københavn, copenhagen

There’s peace here, and its quiet

Fathieh Fares is 17 years old, from Damascus, Syria
I came to Denmark in 2015. In Syria I went to school, 9th grade. I lived a normal life before the war. I went to school, had family. Every year during vacation we went to Tartus by the sea. That is a very nice place. I was 11 years old when the war started. Continue reading “There’s peace here, and its quiet”

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I like to cook food, especially sweet things

Zubaida abdo is 40 years old, from Mosul, Iraq
I came to Denmark in 2015. I go to school twice a week but I am ill from a head injury I got in Iraq. I got married when I was 15 years old. Our family fled together to Turkey when ISIS came and took control of our town. We stayed there for a year. Then we sailed with inflatable boats from Izmir in Turkey to Lesbos in Greece, and we reached Denmark in 2015. Continue reading “I like to cook food, especially sweet things”

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When we were in Helsingør we felt like a new life was waiting for us

Mohammed Abdo is 41 years old, from Iraq
I work as a janitor at Hørsholm stadium. In Iraq I studied until 8th grade, and after that I worked as a chauffeur. Then I opened my own shop where I sold mobile phones. My life was beautiful. Continue reading “When we were in Helsingør we felt like a new life was waiting for us”

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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

I can go to school in Denmark and have to live my life while waiting, but I cant focus on school

Alaa Kaadan is 30 years old, from Damascus, Syria
I was a cosmetologist and came to Denmark in 2014. Here in Denmark I just finished 9th grade. After Christmas vacation I will start 10th grade, and I also work at a local restaurant in town.
My life in Syria before the war was very good. I have two sons and a beautiful house. The last time I saw my children they were 5 and 8 years old. Now they are 8 and 11 years old. When the war started the whole area was destroyed by rockets, and I moved to my mothers house with my two boys. Continue reading “I can go to school in Denmark and have to live my life while waiting, but I cant focus on school”

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

We didn’t think the war would last

Mohamad Ayham kandan is 33 years old form Damascus, Syria.

I came to Denmark in 2014. In Syria I was a painter and lived there with my wife and baby daughter. Here I just finished language school and I work as a busdriver. Before the war I lived a very happy life. When the war just began our lives changed and became stressful. We didn’t think the war would last, we thought the war would be over soon. The war started in 2011, and I was still working. In 2012, there was no work for me anymore. The building where I worked was destroyed. Continue reading “We didn’t think the war would last”

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I am very proud that I am starting my own business

Ahmad al Mahamed is a 30 year old man, from Daraa, Syria.

In Syria I was a coffee manufacturer, and I came to Denmark in 2014. I go to language school and I also work at a supermarket in Ringe on Fyn. I live here with my wife and three children. My children are very happy here in Denmark, and have learned Danish very fast. My parents are still in Syria, and my brothers and sisters are in Jordan. The war separated us. Continue reading “I am very proud that I am starting my own business”

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