Ressala Almafalaani is a 40 year old woman from Daraa, Syria. Photograph of her hand drawn Opposition flag of Syria in o drev
I have an inherited a disease/condition which means that I have lost 7 children. It’s genetic and due to a lot of members of my family getting married between them. Inbreeding you could call it. Continue reading “Thank you to Roskilde Hospital”
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, roskilde, hospital, refugee,
Mohammed Almafalaani is a 15 year old boy from Daraa, Syria.
I only studied until the 3rd grade. My life in Syria was not very good. My school was destroyed and during the siege I went to live to my grandfather’s house that was a bit safer. I learned to grow potatoes there with him and how to grow other plants and vegetables.
I came here to Denmark with my family after we were reunited with my father.
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, football, denmark, roskilde, syria,
Now here I go to the integration house but also 8th grade. I hope to continue my studies and get a degree in something. But I would also like to play football.
Abdul Karim Almafalaani is 43 years old and came to Denmark from from Libya. Originally from Syria.
I have worked in restaurants as a cook and I have also worked in construction afterwards, delivering construction materials. Continue reading “My restaurant was destroyed”
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, roskilde, cook, chef, food, refugee
Ola Almafalaani is a 23 year old woman from Daraa, Syria.
I’m living here with my uncle. It took me one year to go from Syria to Denmark. An agent helped me escape from Syria to Turkey where I had to walk 18 hours in the mountains. After that I took a bus to Istanbul where I stayed for 6 months. I tried to cross to Greece but kept on being caught by the Greek police. Continue reading “I would like to continue my studies here and study to become a lawyer”
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, denmark, syria, roskilde, lawyer, education,
Ahmad Almafalaani is 17 years old and from Daraa, Syria.
My hobby is to take photographs. I worked as a farming worker when I lived in Daraa in Southern Syria. I was studying in 7th class I couldn’t continue my studies because of the war. My family left because there was no food, medicine and water in my hometown so we had to flee. Continue reading “My hobby is to take photographs”
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, denmark, syria, roskilde, farming, farmer, photographs
Entisar Youssef is 50 years old and from Qamishli, Syria.
I came to Denmark in 2014. I am from Qamishili in Syria. In Syria, I worked as a chef in restaurants.
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, aarhus, copenhagen, christian, refugee, chef,
Before the war I lived a very nice life. The war came to Qamishli in the beginning of 2014. I am a Christian and ISIS killed all the Christians in Qamishly, so I had to escape. All of my relatives escaped before me. I was the last one to leave. Continue reading “I feel like some other Muslims judge me because I am Christian”
Enas Ajaj is 39 years old and from Ghouta, Syria.
I have been in Denmark since august 2015. Before the war I had a very good life. My husband and I had a nice house, my husband had a good job, and a car. For eight years I worked as a school teacher. We had good neighbours, a good family and were very happy. In the weekends we would take trips.
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, ghouta, refugee, teacher,
When the war started I was very afraid of what was going to happen. Continue reading “All people deserve a chance”
32 year old man from Homs, Syria. Anonymous.
I came to Denmark in 2014. In Syria I owned an academic book shop next to a university. Before the war the Syrian people were like the Danish people. We had a family, a life. I went to work, visited my family. I studied at the university. I studied English literature for four years, and international law for four years. Life was beautiful before the war started. Continue reading “I have managed to balance my old life with my new life”
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, denmark, syria, roskilde,
Muhamad, 37 years, and Kouder, 36 years, from Damascus, Syria.
We are brothers and before the war in Syria broke out we lived with our parents, sisters and brothers in a refugee camp in Lebanon, where we arrived in 1994. Life was good in the camp, even though sometimes there were conflicts between different groups. Occasionally we got to work as a mason and a painter, respectively, which made it possible for us to make a living. Continue reading “Crossing the unruly sea to get to the island was like looking at Death”
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, refugee, denmark, syria, damascus,
Ghaleb is 14 years old and from Hama, Syria
Dublin Core: Language: en Subject: a million stories, denmark, syria, war, refugee,
My name is Ghaleb, I am 14 years old and I came from Hama, Syria to Denmark in 2016. We fled from Hama. I now live with my family: two sisters and two brothers, my mother and my father. In Denmark I go to school and I deliver newspapers in my spare time. Continue reading “My fathers sister was shot by soldiers for no reason”